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April 7, 2014

Kent Dean (Bud) Barney

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---- — Kent Dean (Bud) Barney

BRADENTON, Fla. — Kent Dean (Bud) Barney, 87, of Bradenton, Fla., went to be with The Lord on March 31, 2014, peacefully of natural causes.

Kent was born on March 29, 1927, in Delhi, the son of Ellery Robert Barney and Mahala Louise Beckley of Milford. Raised on the family farm in Milford, where he gained a love for animals.

Kent attended Cornell University after returning from Germany, while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Kent married Mary Cramp in Ocean City, N.J., on July 8, 1950.

Kent had a long career in the food processing industry and retired from Alpo Pet Foods in 1988, having managed the Alpo manufacturing plant in Crete, Neb.

Kent was active at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and in the Lions Club while in Crete.

Kent moved to Bradenton in 1988, after retirement to be with his lifelong friends, Herb and Agatha Ludlam.

He was an avid sports fan rooting on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Brooklyn Dodgers and played shortstop for the Milford MAC’s semi-pro baseball team.

Kent served The Lord singing in the choir and served as elder at Hope Lutheran Church in Bradenton.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary, who died in 1999.

Kent is survived by his wife, Natalie Teller, who he married on May 23, 2001; sister, Mary Highland of Stone Ridge; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Debra Barney of Midland, Texas; granddaughter, Laura Barney of Midland, Texas; grandson, Patrick Barney of Lincoln, Neb.; stepdaughter and stepson, Elaine and Judah Chetrit of Connecticut; stepson and stepdaughter, Marty and Darlene Teller of Farmington, stepson and stepdaughter, Stuart and Luanne Teller of Halifax, Mass., stepson, Jeffrey Teller of Dallas, Texas; nieces, stepgrandchildren; and their stepgreat-grandchildren.

Kent loved his family and always had a good joke to tell. There was often laughter and many stories told both new and old.

He was a kind and loving husband and father that put family before his career. He loved music and was an accomplished violinist and was a gifted true tenor. He sang in church choirs all his life and most recently with a gospel quartet at his Waters Edge residence in Bradenton.

The family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929, in lieu of flowers.

Services will be held at Hope Lutheran Church in Bradenton, at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014.