Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Evelyn Mary Barnett

Evelyn Mary Barnett, age 91, currently of Willard but a former longtime Shelby resident, died Monday, March 4, 2019 at The Willows at Willard.

Evelyn was born October 9, 1927 in Nashua, New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Irvin and Doris (Hunt) Hall. She was a 1945 graduate of Nashua High School and attended the New England School of Art. A homemaker the majority of her life, Evelyn had also been employed at Shelby AMF and Rothlisberger Transfer. Known as “Grammie Evie” to her family and friends, she loved spending time with her family; she enjoyed reading, painting, crossword puzzles, and needlework.

Evelyn is survived by her children: Richard W. (Sandra) Barnett of Willard, John E. (Kathy) Barnett of Dayton, Carla A. (David) Viers of Shelby, and Susan (Dale) Wills of Surprise, AZ.; eight grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; a sister, Natalie Brown of Scottsdale, AZ; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband: Harold Reese Barnett on December 13, 1993; two grandsons: Nicholas and Josh Barnett; and a brother: Richard Hall.

Family and friends are welcome on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10-11am at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will immediately follow at 11am with Pastor Rich Hose of Windham, Ohio officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be made to Stein Hospice or Salvation Army.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Ann Imhoff says:

    Carla and Dave
    So sorry for your loss-I remember her from years ago. Prayers and love for you and your family

  2. Barry Claytor says:

    Sorry for your loss, and may your Mother R I P, and God Bless the Family…

  3. Fred Studer says:

    Carla and Dave, So sorry for your loss. May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always………. Fred…….

  4. Mary Martin says:

    Carla and family…I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.

  5. Vicki and Tom Nicol says:

    Rich and Sandy, we are so sorry for your loss! We loved Evie and she will be missed!

  6. Janet Kennedy says:

    I have many happy memories of Aunt Evelyn, will never forget her laugh & energy she had!! I am sure she is missed & remembered fondly by everyone she knew!! Love, Janet Kay

  7. Theresa LaCause says:

    Such an incredible, amazing, fun and loving lady! I was blessed to get to know her. Love to all, Theresa

  8. Jerry Kennedy says:

    So sorry for your loss, Evie will be missed greatly. Sorry Janet and I couldn’t make it up, miss y’all.

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