LISBON, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Paul “Rusty” Barnes, 92, of State Route 164, passed away at 3:05 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Continuing Healthcare of Lisbon following a brief illness.

Rusty was born October 19, 1930 in Lisbon, a son of the late Wilford and Grace (Shaffer) Barnes and was a life resident of Lisbon.

Rusty was a 1948 graduate of Lisbon David Anderson High School.

He began working for the Russell/Kaiser Aluminum Company, then served in the U.S. Army in Korea, then returned to the Kaiser plant, then worked for Ohio Edison and finally for the U.S. Post Office, where he began as a mail carrier and retired in 1988 as the Assistant Postmaster. While working at the post office, Rusty began working part-time Buckeye Publishing and took on the janitorial duties at the post office and at his church, the Lisbon Church of the Nazarene. As a member of the Lisbon Nazarene Church, he served as the church treasure.

Rusty and his wife, Jean loved to travel and were able to visit all 50 states. He also loved motorcycles and his dogs and for 30 plus years, he and a group of men, travelled to Canada on their annual fishing trip. 

He and his childhood friend, Dean Senanefes, both earned and became Eagle Scouts and both later became Scoutmasters for Boy Scout Troup 92, where they mentored  many young men.

He is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife, Jean (Scott) Barnes, whom he married July 7, 1953; daughter, Patty Pastore; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Sharon Barnes and his granddaughter, Whitney Barnes.

In addition to his parents, Rusty was also preceded in death by his grandson, Scott A. Pastore; sisters, Vida Palmer and Ruth Wymer and by his son-in-law, Bruce C. Pastore.

Private funeral services will be held on Saturday morning, January 7, at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Rev. Dennis Fellenger officiating, full military honors will be accorded at the funeral home. 

Private burial will follow at the Lisbon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Columbiana County Humane Society, P.O. Box 101, Salem, OH 44460.

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A television tribute will air Friday, January 6 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.