Cristy Barnes Smith

Cristy Barnes Smith, 38, of Independence, Missouri, passed away January 16, 2013 at the Kansas City Hospice House. She was born February 27, 1974 in Independence, daughter of Timothy and Diana Barnes.

Cristy graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1992. She was a HUGE KU Basketball fan and was employed by Internal Revenue Service. Cristy was Past Honored Queen of Bethel 24 of Job’s Daughters International of Lee’s Summit, MO. Her term was from June-December 1991.

The most important part of her life was being a loving and caring mother to her daughters.

She is survived by her parents, two daughters, Bailey Barnes and Hayley Smith, a brother, Jay Barnes, her sister, Rhonda Stephens, her grandmother, Phyllis Tittle and many family members and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7 pm, Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 11811 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO 64114. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Shriner’s Childrens Hospital, Cristy’s daughters ask that everyone attending the service please wear an article of purple clothing.

The family expresses their deep appreciation for the loving care given to Cristy by the entire staff at the Kansas City Hospice House. They also appreciate the care and concern provided to Cristy by Amy Shelton, Cristy’s best friend.


  1. Ron Howard on January 23, 2013 at 11:06 am

    I met Cristy when we both went through the Focus Seminars. I found myself drawn to her by her sweet smile and spirit. I enjoyed hanging out with her during that time and found myself looking forward to seeing her. What a wonderful spirit she had. I am so glad I had the privilege of being her friend.

  2. Susan Maxwell Bjerke on January 22, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I’m so sorry.

  3. Amanda Moreland on January 22, 2013 at 10:12 am

    From a fellow Jobie:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Cristy’s family in this difficult time. I did not know her, but we share a birthday and our HQ terms were at the same time (so long ago). May you be comforted knowing that she has earned her wings. Jobie love, Bethel 13 (Virginia)

  4. Lisa Blankenbaker-Moore on January 22, 2013 at 12:54 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you,
    may GOD comfort you all at this difficult time.

  5. Susan Dyke Clemmons on January 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Tim, Diana, Jay and Rhonda, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. To my Cristy will always be that sweet little girl I remember from her childhood. Sorry I am unable to make it to the memorial. Love to all. Susie

  6. Suzette Snodderley on January 21, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Tim and Diana, I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Cristy and the time I got to know her as a member of Bethel 24. How appropriate, the picture of her holding Mickey Mouse. I still have mementos of her mascot during her term as HQ. My prayers, as well as those of our entire family are with you and your family. Sincerely, Suzette and Larry Snodderley

  7. Stephanie Leary on January 21, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I am very sorry to hear of Cristy’s death. My prayers are with you.
    ~Stephanie Leary (V block neighbor)

  8. Roger and Bev Gealow on January 21, 2013 at 12:51 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you travel through this sorrowful time of life. We love you.

  9. Phebe I. Corn on January 19, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    Tim and Diana ~~~ love you, prayers being said by us & Mosby Baptist Church friends. So very sorry for your loss. Love, Ron & Phebe

  10. Sandie Rea on January 19, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Our hearts, and prayers go out to you both, & to your family. May Gods Heavenly arms hold you up through it all, & know that we are here for you if you ever need us.

  11. Sandra Richards on January 19, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all, at this sad time. R.I.P Cristy.

  12. Jay Quick on January 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I am so sorry to hear she had past. We grew up together, and I was always giving her a hard time in fun. She will be missed greatly. Tim, Dianna, Jay and Rhonda my heat goes out to you all. Love you all, JJ Quick

  13. Jeff Hicks on January 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I did not know Cristy well in high school, but can certainly empathize with you at the loss of someone who is loved and adored.
    God, give the family and friends of Cristy comfort at this time of extreme grief and sadness.

  14. Amy Wagner on January 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    I’m very sorry for your loss. Cristy was always a very positive person in high school. We always had out laughs together. She definitely was a shining star. Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD be with everyone through this difficult time.

  15. Eyvonne McGhee on January 18, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Cristy since high school, but I do remember her as a kind, intelligent girl with a generous spirit. May you find comfort in her memory and cherish her daughters as they remind you of their mother.

  16. Virginia Viles on January 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    In deepest sympathy, its extremely hard to loose a child no matter what age.

  17. claudia enright on January 18, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Rhonda and family.
    My prayers are with you all in this time of sorrow. May You rest in Gods hands now Cristy and You have earned your wings

  18. Linda & Mike Stone on January 18, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    My deepest condolences, Tim & Diana, on the loss of your daughter. I remember Cristy’s determination and “can-do” spirit. She was an inspiration to us all. I regret that we cannot attend the service, but I will definitely be wearing purple on Tuesday!

  19. Aimee Pedersen on January 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Tim and Diana…I am so sorry for you loss. I have very fond memories of Cristy.


    Aimee Pedersen

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