Mabelle O. Barnett

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Mabelle O. Barnett, 91, of Wilkes Barre passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of the late Wendell and Josephine Klamen Owens. She graduated from Wilkes-Barre schools.

Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Bell Telephone, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a member of the Pioneer Club.

She was a member of Puritan Congregational Church, Wilkes-Barre. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting clothes for her family. She was proceeded in death by her husband, Richard, who passed away Jan. 13, 2001; infant brother, Bruce; brothers, Robert and Charles; and sister, Helen Jackson.

Surviving are her sons, Owen Barnett and his wife, Sandra, Pittston; and Richard Barnett II and his wife, Kathleen, Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Troy Barnett and his wife, Beth, and Richard Barnett III; nieces and nephews.

A private viewing for the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Puritan Congregational Church, 71 S. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre.
Published in Citizens' Voice from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013