Kristi Sue “Kris” Barnes, 62, of Sioux City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at her residence. A Celebration of Life will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, November 17, 2023 at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel. Online condolences may be directed to www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Kris was born on June 15, 1961 in Sioux City to Robert and Viola “Vi” (Fuehrer) Borrall. She graduated from East High School and went on to attend WITCC in Sioux city. She was a resident of Sioux City throughout her life, and had worked for several years for the Sioux City Community School District serving various roles helping students.
She was an avid sports fan, with a particular love for the Chicago Bears and the Chicago Cubs. Her golden retrievers, Makenna and Willow, were her world. She loved her family dearly, and always cherished spending time with her granddaughters.
Kris is survived by her sons: Garrett (Katie) Barnes of Sioux City, and Brody Barnes of Sioux City; granddaughters: Brynlee and Madilyn Barnes; her daughter, Shawna Barnes and family, of Omaha, NE; and her former spouse, Donald Barnes, of Sioux City.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Vi Borrall; her father, Robert Borrall; and her brother, Robert “Bob” Borrall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Golden Retriever Rescue of Iowa: https://grroiowa.org/donation/