Longest-living quadriplegic dies one month before 85th birthday

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | 7:40 p.m. CDT; updated 12:01 p.m. CDT, Friday, September 13, 2013

COLUMBIA — Janet Barnes, a longtime Columbia resident who held the Guinness Book of World Records's title for "longest-living quadriplegic (incomplete)", died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Festus exactly one month before her 85th birthday.