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Mary Lou Barela


1939 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Mary Lou Barela Obituary
Funeral services for Mary Lou Barela, 75, of Sweetwater, will take place at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 with Reverend Jake Wade. Interment will follow at Sweetwater Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
Visitation will be from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at McCoy Funeral Home.
Barela died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Nolan Nursing and Rehab Center in Sweetwater.
She was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Sweetwater. She married Clovis Barela on July 27, 1958 in Los Angeles, Calif. Mary was raised in Sweetwater until the age of 18, moved away and then moved back to Sweetwater 15 years ago. She was a graduate of Newman High School, class of 1957. She worked many years as a clerk for an insurance company. She was a member of Highland Heights United Methodist Church and was a member of the choir and had served on the Evangelism committee for a time.
Survivors include her daughter, Mary E. Barela of Sweetwater; sons, Alan Bardwell and wife Stephanie of Surry, VA and David Russell Barela of Sweetwater; and granddaughter, Natalie Barela of Sweetwater.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clovis Barela; and her parents, Weldon and Berta Lea Bardwell; and her step mother, LaRue Bardwell.
Pallbearers will be Scott Carr, Greg Ayers, Doug Taylor, Melvin Walker, Roger Mobley and Dean Sells.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mccoyfh.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on Feb. 7, 2015
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