|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1933|
|Death: ||Nov. 12, 2004|
Cape Girardeau County
Myrtle B (Brown) Barrett of McClure died Friday, November 12, 2004, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.
She was born April, 19, 1933 at McClure, Alexander County, Illinois to Elzie and Bessie (Presley) Brown.
On November 17, 1956 she married Dewey M Barrett in Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi.
Barrett graduated from McClure High School in 1951 and graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Jackson County, Illinois with a BS degree. In 1954, she started teaching fourth grade in Thebes, Illinois. In 1956, she went to Shawnee Community Unit School District 84 in Wolf Lake, Cook County, Illinois where she started the kindergarten program and served as a teacher and as the principal. She then transferred to Shawnee Elementary School in McClure. She retired June 9, 1994.
Barrett served as the McClure homecoming officer for 29 years and was active in the Lindsey Cemetery Association and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was treasurer of the Woodmen of the World and received an award in 1995 for outstanding service to the lodge and fellow members. She received an outstanding citizen award in 1998. She also helped organize the town library.
Survivors include her husband, Dewey M. Barrett, daughter Deborah Lynn "Debby" Barrett, brother Oscar Barrett, all of McClure; sisters Clola Mayberry of Anna, Illinois, and Mary Bridgeman of Manito, Illinois; sisters-in-law Ruth Brown of Racine, Wisconsin, Maggie Brown of Anna and Elsie Barrett of Jackson, Missouri; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and many loving friends and co-workers.
Friends may call at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel from 4 to 8 p.m. today.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Rev. Bill Joyce and the Rev. Raymond Oxford will officiate.
Interment will be in the Lindsey Cemetery at McClure, Alexander County, Illinois.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lindsey Cemetery Association.
Dewey M Barrett (1929 - 2006)
Deborah Lynn Barrett (1961 - 2011)*
Created by: mrscooper
Record added: Mar 08, 2011
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