Ronald Barnett Death, Obituary – After completing the eighth grade at District 10 Country School, Ron continued his education and earned his diploma from Holbrook High School in 1956. At the age of 18, Ron was baptized at the Medicine Creek Dam, and ever since then, he has been able to sense the presence of the Lord. Calvary Baptist Church in Cambridge was one of the churches that Ron attended regularly. Jesus was Ron’s best buddy in the world.
In addition, he treasured the many friendships he gained through his experiences in nursing and riding horses. He attributed his early conversion to Christianity to the influence of his grandmother, Grandma Newcomb, who was a devout Christian. Ron worked on the family farm until he was 32 years old, managed a cattle herd, and performed on the piano at a variety of occasions. While he was out in the pasture with his horses and cattle, he came to the conclusion that he wanted to do more for the Lord and for others.
As a result of this realization, he resolved to become a registered nurse and devote his life to serving the Lord in some capacity. In order to put himself through college, he became a court reporter and worked at Barnes School of Commerce in Denver. After that, he attended Sterling College and Kansas State University to complete his prerequisite coursework for nursing school. In 1975, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the Hutchinson Hospital School of Nursing.
In addition to that, he attended online Advanced Pharmacology classes offered by Creighton University in Omaha. In addition to his 40 years of experience as a nurse, he spent the previous 25 years at Hastings College instructing Nursing Assistant and Medication Aide students. On October 31, 2016, Ron left his nursing career to take care of his mother in their home for the next three years; he has described this as the greatest privilege of his life.
Playing the piano, gardening, going horseback riding with his niece Amy, and hanging out with his dog Ringo were some of Ron’s favorite things to do in his spare time. Steinway, Vanity, Jezebel, and Arnilla were some of his favorite horses and donkeys during his lifetime, but he had many others that he adored as well.
He was predeceased by his parents, a brother named Dennis Barnett and his wife Carolyn, a sister named Carole Clary, a sister in law named Amy Barnett, a niece named Kimberly Clary, a great nephew named Caleb Sheffield, and a nephew named Dennis Barnett. His parents also passed away before him.