Dr. Kirk Barnett


Dr. D Kirk Barnett, 71 of Leawood, Kansas passed away peacefully on October 14,2020 at Research Medical Center after a brief illness. Dr. Barnett specialized in internal medicine after graduating from Saint Louis University School of Medicine and internship and residency at both Kansas City General Hospital and Truman Medical Center. Most of his medical career was spent at Grandview Health Care in Grandview, MO.

His hobbies included reading, magic, traveling and driving his convertible. Dr. Barnett is preceded in death by his parents, Lynn and Betty Barnett. He leaves behind his partner, Luis A. Rios Guizar, brother, Jack Barnett (Patti), nephews, Justin and Josh Barnett and cousins Cathy Thompson (Bill) and Lanie.

Memorial Contributions

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to The American Red Cross.


  1. Paula roesler on December 19, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Dr. Barnett was a very dedicated doctor who always felt a huge responsibility to his patients and always did what he felt was in their best interest while taking their financial situation and insurance into account. I was his patient for over thirty years. At that time i was not only a young woman but also his youngest patient. He saved my life on several occasions and i miss him greatly

  2. Candace Cheadle on April 15, 2021 at 3:06 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I was a patient of Dr. Barnett’s for years. He was a special kind of doctor. When I moved to Florida and came back 6 years later, I went right back to him and the first thing he said when he saw me was…..where have u been….I really liked him….I was so sad t o hear he passed….rest well dr….

    • Luis Barnett on October 14, 2021 at 10:06 am

      thank you so much for your kind words.

  3. Wes on December 8, 2020 at 8:27 am

    I an so sorry to hear about Dr. Barnett’s passing. I was a patient of his for years. He was great Doctor and a great person. He was so nice and had a great “bedside manor.” Sending condolences and prayers to his family, staff, and all that knew him.

    • Luis Barnett on October 14, 2021 at 10:08 am

      he loved all his patients and those around him. thank you

  4. Julie Moore Etter on December 6, 2020 at 8:33 pm

    So sorry to hear of Dr Barnett passing, my son and I were patient’s of his some years back. Prayers to his family

    • Luis Barnett on October 14, 2021 at 10:09 am

      thank you so much .

  5. Mike Mitchell on October 29, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Dr Kirk B. took great care of my mother both at Foxwood Springs and later when I took her to his office. What a talented guy. And pretty good magician. I knew him all the way back from our days at Van Horn High. Class of 1967…

    • Luis Barnett on October 14, 2021 at 10:11 am

      He was a dedicated Doctor and a great friend who cared deeply. thank you for your kind words.

  6. Frances A. McGinnis on October 26, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    I first met Dr Barnett at St Joseph Hosp when he was a resident and I was a Nursing student. He has been my family physician since I returned to the KC area in the 90’s. He took excellent care of my family for decades, especially my Mother and Sister.
    I will miss his caring smile.

    • Luis Barnett on October 14, 2021 at 10:14 am

      he was the kind of man who loved his profession and care so much for his patients, it was that kind of passion that brought him to excel and become who he was in life.

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