Thelma Jean Barnes

April 21, 1951September 10, 2019

Thelma Jean Barnes, 68, of Mt. Washington, passed away on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at Jewish Hospital.  She a native of Evarts, KY, a retired employee of the Kentucky State Department of Corrections, where prior to retirement she served as a social service clinician in the psychiatric unit, and was a Christian.  She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Eileen Hensley Madden; and seven brothers.  Thelma is survived by her soulmate of 19 years, Robert Komer; a daughter, Angie Duvall (Dusty); two brothers, George and Lee Otis Madden; her grandson, Avery Duvall; and her beloved dog, Sammie.  Friends may visit from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at McFarland-Troutman-Proffitt Funeral Home with a prayer service held at 6 p.m.


Thelma was like a big sister to me and definitely a true friend. I worked with her for years in Corrections. She was a caring individual. She always called me Sweat Pea and I would always call her Thelma Lou. My heart is sad today and I will miss my dear friend. My heart goes out to her family.
I worked with Thelma at KSR CPTU. Thelma was one of the best I ever had the pleasure of working with and knowing. We stayed in touch after she retired and she would tell me about her and Bobby' s travels and what was happening with Angie, Avery and of course Sammie. Thank you Thelma for the good memories and may you rest in peace. Tony Rutherford
I worked with Thelma at KSR. She had the sweetest smile and sweetest giggle. Thelma will be in the hearts of all lives she touched... Pam Isaac