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Dollie Elizabeth Smith Barnett

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Dollie Elizabeth Smith Barnett Obituary

Dollie Elizabeth Smith Barnett, age 90, gently passed away on March 11, 2014, at Twinbrook Medical Center. Dollie was born April 23, 1923, in Grange, Pa., the daughter of the late Allene B. and Harry J. Smith. She lived her entire life in the Punxsutawney area, until she moved to Erie in 2001. Dollie was always known as a very "sweet lady" who extended kindness and love to everyone. She will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched over the years.

Besides being a housewife, Dollie worked with her husband in their garage, Barnett's Auto Repair, in Grange, Pa. She was a member of St. Jacob' Church, in Grange, and attended Greenfield Baptist Church, after moving to Erie.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Carl W. Barnett (Joe), an infant daughter Carol Joan, and a brother, David Smith and his wife Martha.

She is survived by two sons, Carl R. Barnett and his wife Claire and Thomas G. Barnett and his wife Sharon and one daughter, Judith Firment and her husband Edward. She is also survived by her sister Jane Reed and her husband William of Kinsman, Ohio. The joy of Dollie's life was her family, and she will also be sadly missed by her seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and thanks for the utmost kindness and wonderful care provided to her by the Twinbrook Medical Center staff. They are especially grateful for the loving care given by the nurses and aides in the Alzheimer's Unit. We know that you also loved Dollie and appreciate all you did for her and her family.

Friends may call at the Russell C. Schmidt & Son Funeral Home Inc., 5000 Wattsburg Rd., Erie, PA 16504, on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Additional calling will be held at the Greenfield Baptist Church, 9028 Williams Rd., North East, PA 16428, on Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 a.m. Private family burial will be held in Frostburg United Methodist Church Hopewell Cemetery, in Frostburg, Pa.

Memorial contributions may be made to Twinbrook Medical Center, 3805 Field St., Erie, PA 16511

Please visit www.SchmidtFuneralHomeErie.com to sign the Book of Memories.

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Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 12, 2014
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