Jeffery Edward Barham

Jeffery Edward Barham

Jeffery Edward Barham, 69, of Karnak, died at 3:13 a.m.  Monday, Dec. 7, 2020, at Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Ky.

Mr. Barham was born on Nov. 28, 1951, in Elkhart, Ind. He was a 1969 graduate of Century High School.   After graduating from high school, he joined the U.S. Navy.  

He and Janet Chester were married on May 9, 1975.  

Mr. Barham retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections in Vienna as a correctional officer.  He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and spending time with his family and friends. 

Mr. Barham is survived by his wife, Janet Chester Barham of Karnak; daughter Jennifer and Josh McClellan of Grand Chain; daughter Jamie Barham of Karnak; a sister, Debbie and Robert Pascool of Helena, Mont.; and grandchildren, Bryce McClellan of Grand Chain and Emma Leah Ray of Karnak.

Mr. Barham was preceded in death by his father, Noah (Huck) Barham;and his mother, Nevada Corzine.

Public graveside funeral services honoring the life of Mr. Jeffery Edward Barham were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, at the Cypress Cemetery. The Rev. Steve Heisner officiated.

Pallbearers were Bryce McClellan, Aaron Hicks, Tony Xelhua, Mike Herron, Tom McClelland and Anthony McClelland.

Memorials can be made to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund, 34 Washington St., Suite 310, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 02481.

To leave an online message for the family, visit

Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak was in charge of arrangements.

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