OBERLIN -- John W. Barrett, 80, died Sunday (June 16, 2002) at Decatur County Hospital in Oberlin.
He was born Dec. 29, 1921, to Harold and Mary Elizabeth (Ireland) Barrett at Oberlin. He attended Addleman School and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1939. He worked for Boeing in Wichita during World War II before moving to Oberlin.
On Aug. 27, 1944, he married Jessie Katherine Youngquist in Oberlin. He was a farmer.
He was a member of the Oberlin United Methodist Church and the International Order of Odd Fellows.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jessie in 1986; one daughter, Janice Moss; and two brothers, Robert and Ernest.
Survivors include two sons, John Barrett and wife, Carol and Jim Barrett and wife, Diane all of Oberlin; one brother, Richard Barrett and wife, Diane of Glendora, Calif.; one brother-in-law, Lorence Youngquist of St. Francis; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with the Rev. Doug Hasty officiating. Interment will follow at the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation is today until 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 8 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in his name to the Decatur County Good Samaritan Center or to the donor's choice.
Pauls Funeral Home of Oberlin is in charge of arrangements.