Mearietta BARBER

News Death Notice

BARBER, Mearietta 63, of Springfield, passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2013. She was born July 31, 1950 in Hazard, KY, the daughter of Tommie and Cappie (White) Gilbert. Mearietta was a member of AMVETS Post #25. She was someone who enjoyed life to the fullest and loved music, especially gospel. Mearietta was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband David L. Barber; daughters Jeannette (Cedric) Jack of Fairborn and Jennifer Lee Watkins; a son Charles Shane Smith; brothers Jerry (Wanda) Gilbert, Kenny (Barbara) Gilbert and Cage (Marie) Gilbert; sisters Aletha Fugate and Loretta Brooks all of Springfield; a sister-in-law Lois Gilbert of New Carlisle; grandchildren T.J., Dusty, Tori, Mallory, Tanner, Jasmine, Danielle, Brandie and Charlie; great-grandson Kyler; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Steve Gilbert; brothers-in-law Larry Fugate and Bill Brooks. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate the life of Mearietta will be held Thursday from 5-7 PM in the RICHARDS, RAFF & DUNBAR MEMORIAL HOME. Memorial contributions have been requested to Community Mercy Hospice. Expressions of sympathy may be made at


Funeral Home

Richards, Raff & Dunbar Memorial Home
838 East High Street Springfield, OH 45505
(937) 325-1564

Published in Springfield News-Sun from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, 2013