Samantha L. Barnes
Samantha Louise Barnes, 19, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, June 19, 2015 near Sheridan.Samantha was born in Sheridan, WY, on July 10, 1995, to Tammy Barnes and Tommy Wartensleben. She was raised primarily in the Tongue River Valley and attended schools there, graduating from Tongue River High School in 2014.Sammy was a playful child, who, during her high school years, became someone always willing to listen and to help others, often befriending and defending those who needed it. Sammy baby-sat many kids during her young life, and they still adore her to this day. She loved her family deeply. Sammy never met a stranger, and loved to talk to people. She also loved to have fun, and she leaves behind many friends with stories to tell of adventures with Sam. She enjoyed her job and the people she worked with at RENEW tremendously.Sammy was preceded in death by her older sister Amanda, and grandparents Albert and Amelia Barnes, and Pat Wartensleben, great grandma Heyne. She is survived by her mother, Tammy and step-father Gary Heyne of Ranchester; her father, Tommy Wartensleben of Hardin, MT; brother Andy and sister-in-law Susan, and brother Darrell, all of Ranchester; step-siblings Roy, Patti, Kelli, Terri, Tracey, Tina, Kurtis, Nicole and Kari Heyne of MT; grandparents Bud and Nancy Heyne, of Libby, MT; adopted grandparents Marshall and Lea Hood, and Patty and Ted, all of Dayton; brother-in-law Darrin Blanton and family of OK, uncle Kenny Barnes of Sheridan and nephews of Ranchester and many nieces and nephews of WY and OK.Cremation has taken place. A portion of Samantha\'s ashes will be laid to rest with her beloved sister Amanda in Oklahoma. A Celebration of Life with Pot Luck will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Ranchester Community Hall.Donations to honor Sammy may be made to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter at 84 East Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY 82801.Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.