Barbara S. Barrett
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Barbara S. Barrett

Barbara S. Barrett, of Evansville, IN, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

Barbara was born in Evansville, IN, to James Solon Barrett and Beatrice Buente Barrett. She graduated from North High School, earned her teaching degree from the University of Evansville, and went on to receive her Masters of Education from Indiana University. Barbara worked for the EVSC, teaching English and computer technology at Dexter Elementary school, and English and French at Bosse High school.

After teaching for over a decade, Barbara went back to school to pursue her Law Degree from St. Louis University School of Law. She was licensed to practice law in Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois. Barbara opened her own practice in downtown Evansville, Barrett Law Offices, where she served the community for over 20 years.

She was very active in her church, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon, elder, the clerk of session, and president of the Eastminster Presbyterian Women. Barbara was a member and served as president of the Evansville chapter of Altrusa International, a member of the Rotary Club of Evansville, and the Women's Club of Newburgh. She enjoyed traveling, especially to her favorite vacation spot in Sedona, Arizona.

Barbara is survived by her brother, James S. Barrett II (Janice); sister, Nancy Barrett Engelbrecht (Dan); nephew, Matthew Barrett Hikade; nieces, Emily Barrett Wolanski (Brian), Sarah Barrett Simonen (Louis), Jennifer Barrett Waller (Rob Dean), Annie Barrett Engelbrecht (Trey Fulkerson); great nieces and nephews, Barrett, Brayden, Emma, Owen, Lizzie, and Elena. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Eastminster Presbyterian Church at 5501 Washington Ave, Evansville, IN 47715.

Arrangements are being handled by BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL - A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue, Evansville, IN.

Condolences may be made to the family online at boonefuneralhome.net.




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June 29, 2020
I met Barbara just 4 short years ago through work. She was very sweet and I really enjoyed our lunches together.
Heather Pinkston
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June 26, 2020
Even though we were the same age and lived in Evansville, we didn't meet until we both taught at Maconaquah in Bunker Hill, IN. We bonded while living in Kokomo. We also enjoyed Bloomington in the summer while getting our Master's in education. We all moved on to other places but reconnected when we moved back to the Evansville area and she became our lawyer. I have very fond memories of going to her parents' home at Christmas and literally roasting chestnuts over an open fire and having her grandmother read my cards. I know she was so loved. Our deepest sympathies to all her family. May the joy she found in life sustain you as you go through this transition.
Kathy Riordan
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June 25, 2020
I met Barb when we both at the U of E in the Theater Dept. She became what I considered the best costumer in the Dept. She made costumes with newspaper patterns that were historically correct. I always loved every costume she made for my characters. While I was at U of E I called her mother my "other mother". We stayed in touch for several years after she became an attorney. I knew about her Grandmothers Plate painting and her love of cut glass items.
She was an amazingly talented costumer, teacher, attorney and beautiful friend and will be missed. She had so much love to give.
Suzan Q Davis
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June 25, 2020
She helped me incorporate my business and was so knowledgeable and helpful, I was so glad afterward I went that route. She was a good memory of that whole complicated process.
Lisa Schuttler
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