Tuesday, November 9, 2010

John M. Barner

Wellsville, NY - John M. Barner of South Main Street; a loving husband and father passed from this life to his long life desire of God's presence on Monday, November 8, 2010. He was born on July 16, 1960 in Ithaca to Richard and Jane Grisamore Barner. On June 30, 1979 John married Suzanne Quant who survives him.

John graduated from Union Springs Central School and was a mason for Casler Masonry in Auburn. He was a member of the Riverside Assembly of God Church where he was serving as an Elder, the Youth Pastor and Drama Team Director. John was also involved with Speed the Light Ministry and was currently finishing the Berean Bible Course to become a pastor. John had the heart of a servant and it was his desire that the whole earth know Jesus as their savior.

Surviving besides his wife: His beloved mother, Jane Barner of Union Springs; a son Zachary Barner and a daughter Emily Barner both of Wellsville; 2 brothers, Bryon Barner of Sweetwater, TN. and Eric (Karen) Barner of Weedsport; 2 sisters, Gretchen (Daniel) Weir and Natasha (Harold) Dymock both of Union Springs; His mother in law, Catherine Quant; brothers in law, James (Linda) Quant and Thomas (Angela) Quant; sisters in law, Bonnie (Jack) Schettine, Kathy Brownell an Marilyn Quant Carter; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews including Braedon, Peydon and Gracie who he enjoyed so much.

Friends are invited to call on Thursday, November 11, 2010, from 7-9 pm at the Riverside Assembly of God Church and on Friday from 1to 2 pm at which time his funeral service will take place in church. Rev. Fred Francisco will preside and burial will be in Knights Creek Cemetery. Memorial gifts benefiting the family may be made through the Riverside Assembly of God Church, Riverside Drive, Wellsville, NY. 14895. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home. To leave online condolences please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.


  1. I am so sorry for the family's loss and our loss in the community. John was truly on fire for God. He served the Lord with everything he had and was a true Christian in every sense. My deepest sympathies to his widow (Suzy) and his children and I know John made Suzy's family his family in every way. While I don't know his family and only met them once or twice, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to his mother and brothers. John gave so much of his life in serving others. He was someone to be proud of and I am saddened to see that he is no longer here but has gone on ahead to live and reign with the one he served. May God comfort each of you as only HE can!

    Melanie Ingalls

  2. Although I have not seen either of you in many years, my heart is saddened at the news. This world has lost a great man with a true love for the Lord. God bless you Sue and kids as you begin this new journey and know that John is now reaping his reward for a life well lived.

  3. Sue, I was so sorry to hear about John. I haven't seen you all in many years but from what I have heard about John, the Lord certainly greeted him with "well done, good and faithful servant" I pray that you find comfort in knowing this! I pray that each day you will be surrounded with God's Peace that passes all understanding. May that overwhelming sense of Peace along with His Presence and His Grace sustain you each day. In His Love, Patti Higby Crawford

  4. dear sue,i am sorry to hear that john as past on. as a kid i liked john and playing softball with him. jeff owen and rebecca mcCarthy

  5. Sue,

    I heard the new of John's passing through my mother and sister. I am sorry for your loss. My heart has been very heavy this week. Know that I am praying for you and your family. May God continue to minister his love, grace, and mercy to you. I enjoyed working with John and having his support when he had the Youth Tent Revival a number of years ago.

    Karl Hoyer