William G. Barneyback

    William Gaithereed Barneyback, 77, of Curryville, died Thursday, March 7, 1996, at his home.

    Born Jan. 30, 1919, in Canton, he was a son of Henry Wilhelm and Maudalene Patterson Barneyback. He married Audra Adelia Williams in 1943. He then married Marianna Jenkins on Nov. 17, 1971, in Bowling Green. She survives.

    Mr. Barneyback was a member of Billings, Mont., Masonic Lodge 113, the Canton Lodge, Pike Lodge 399, Eastern Star Unity Chaper 141 of Canton, Knights Templer Trinity Council and Royal Arch. He had a doctorate degree in organic chemistry and bio chemistry with a minor in chemical engineering.

    He had completed management courses through the military during his 26 and a half years of service in the U. S. Air Force. This included being a pilot and serving in three wars - World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor. His position with the military was world chemist for Astronauts World Range. He had served as director of the propulsion laboratories at Cape Kennedy, Fla., and had served as deputy of research for Harvey Aluminum in California.

    He was a member of the Methodist Church, Al Bedoo Shrine, NRA, Sons of the Revolution and Sojourners. His Scottish affiliations included membership in the Scottish American Military Society, Clans Patterson, Bruce and Bell and he was serving as the president of the House of Boyd Society at the time of his death. He had been a former mayor of Curryville where he had lived for 17 years, and was a member of the Vandalia Country Club.

    Also surviving are two daughters, Geraldine Barneyback Recker of Kingman, Ariz., and Teraldine Elizabeth Barneyback Sear sof Pleasant Hill; eight grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

    Funeral services were held Monday, March 11, at the Mudd-Veach Funeral Home in Bowling Green with the Rev. Robert Frey officiating.

    Pallbearers were Dr. Ralph Hayden, Dan Tucker, LeRoy Perkins, Gene Perkins, Charlie Woodworth and Clyde Craven.

    Burial was held at Kahoka Cemetery with military rites at 3 p.m. by the United States Air Force.

    Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.