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October 12, 1928 - December 5, 2022


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Mary Luella Barrett, 94, of Jasper, Florida, formerly of Olean, NY and Erie, PA, returned to be with her Savior on December 05, 2022, at 0108. Mary was born on October 12, 1928, to Clinton Sidney Barber and Frieda Phrone Work in Cyclone, PA She married Eugene James Barrett of Scranton, PA on August of 1949 in Smethport, PA. He preceded her in death July 30, 1975. Mary worked as a bookkeeper, a manager of a large Linen Department. She managed the Weston Craft Store, owned by her brother Glenn Barber and wife Myrna. There she explored her love of sewing and aimed for perfection with those who shared her passion for crafting of all types. After retirement, Mary sewed hundreds if not a thousand “receiving” blankets and donated them to local hospital nurseries for those who may have need. Babies and children of all ages brought joy to Mary’s heart, and a smile to her face. Mary was an avid game player, always ready for a round of Caroms or Scrabble and was a stickler for the rules of every stripe! She took delight in celebrating birthdays and special occasions. Her Friday visits with nieces and nephews were known for the best “no-bake” cookies in the world. Mary was a friend to everyone she met and always had time to listen. She was the “go-to” neighbor for mid-morning coffee and talking over whatever may have been on their minds. Mary dreamed of a “village” where all of the family and friends would live together. Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Barrett of Jasper, FL. Joni Barrett of Davie, FL; son in law Michael Dietz; granddaughters Christina Barrett and Ashley Barrett, grandson Michael Barrett and, the last great love of her life: two great-grandsons, Kai Barrett and Ryan Rowe. Also surviving are two brothers, Harold Barber (Winnie) of Macedon, NY and Glenn Barber of Wellsville, NY and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary is preceded in death by her Husband, Eugene James Barrett, Son, David Eugene Barrett, Daughter- in-Law, Lenny Barrett, six sisters, Vivian Bruce, Betty Alice Stoddard, Grace Fowler, Delores Ensell, Joan Appleby, and Joyce Flagg, and one brother, Rev. Wilber C. Barber.
A memorial service will be held at Corinth Baptist Church, 7042 SW 41st Avenue, Jasper, FL 32052 on January 05, (Thursday), 2023 at 4:00 PM. A fellowship dinner will follow in the social hall. In lieu of flowers or other gestures, please make a memorial in Mary’s name to Corinth Baptist church, as listed. Sometime in the future, Mary will be interred at The Gate of Heaven Cemetary at 5711 W. Lake Road, Erie, PA 16505 where she will be laid to rest alongside her husband, Eugene Barrett.