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Cuma Christine Barnett

Posted on November 21, 2022


Robinson, Oct. 30, 1939 - Ill. — Nov. 18, 2022Mrs. Cuma Christine Barnett, age 83 of Robinson, IL passed away on Friday November 18th, 2022, at 9:45 AM at her residence in Robinson, following several months of failing health.

Cuma was born in Fairland, OK on October 30, 1939, to Alva W. and Thelma M. (Roberts) Heard. On October 30, 1955, she married Gerald E. Hooks, and he proceeded her in death on January 30, 1958. On May 5, 1958, she married Ronald C. Barnett, and he preceded her in death on August 23, 2010.

Cuma was a homemaker, dedicated to raising her five children and taking care of her husband and her home. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning, sewing for her family and friends, she delighted in decorating her home and was always willing to share her talents with family and friends, and hosting gatherings for her children, their spouses, her grandchildren and their families, any time of the year she could. She attended the Robinson Free Methodist Church. Cuma was an auxiliary member of the Crawford County Shrine Club and worked for many years alongside her husband, Ron, to prepare for and serve desserts at the annual Shriner's Bar-B-Que at the Robinson City Park.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Cheryl Hooks, Robinson, IL; daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and D.R. Smith, Robinson, IL, Pam and Bob Jones, Robinson, IL, Rhonda and K.L. Kimmel, Robinson, IL and Cindy and Tom Grimm, Arlington, TX; nine grandchildren, Riley and Lauren Gullett, Robinson, IL, Ronnie and Megan Jones, Eldorado, AR, Sierra and Brant Fuller, Palestine, IL, Cassy Hooks, Robinson, IL, Christina and Ruben Rico, Arlington, TX, Garrett Kimmel and Shane Wycoff, Evansville, IN, Danny Smith, Flat Rock, IL, Jason Kimmel, Salem, OR, and Teresa and Jordan Sturgeon, Ft. Worth, TX, . Also surviving are nine great-grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, Mrs. Janeth and Frank Stewart, brother-in-law, Steve Whitley, sisters-in-law, Mary Nelson and Joan Heard along with many beloved nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Gerald E. "Jerry" Hooks, her husband, Ronald C. "Ron" Barnett; three brothers, Billy, Jimmie and Winford Heard; mother-in-law, Lucille Barnett Schmidt; and a sister-in-law, Jolene Whitley.

The funeral service will be held on Friday November 25, 2022, at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, IL with Pastor David Stewart officiating. Visitation will be held on Friday November 25, 2022, from 12:00 noon until time of service at 2:00 PM at Pulliam Funeral Home in Robinson, IL. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, IL.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Shriner's Hospital for Children or to St. Jude's Hospital for Children with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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