Debra Dene Barnes - Miss Kansas 1967 and Miss America 1968
Debra Barnes teaches piano at Missouri Southern State College and is music director at the church where her husband, Rev. Mitchell Miles, is pastor. She also has been active as a volunteer court advocate for domestic violence victims in Jasper County. "My year of service as Miss America was very gratifying and a most memorable experience. My faith, commitment to the church and service as being a witness for Jesus Christ is a very exciting and exhilarating experience." Says Debbie of her stint as Miss America 1968.