Mary Elizabeth Barnett, 79, of Linden St. in Ripplemead died Wednesday morning August 24, 2005. Born in Kerns, in Giles County on September 11, 1925 she was a daughter of the late George Estil and Florence Lee Ratcliff Barnett. She was retired from the Celanese Celco Plant near Narrows. She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law Linda Barnett, three sisters Nora Lee Lang, Ruth Ann Reynolds, Shirley Barnett and three brothers Preston, Roy, and Glen Barnett.
She leaves to cherish her memory a son Eddie Barnett of Roanoke; two daughters Donna B. Necessary of Hickory, NC and Patricia B. Casteele of Ripplemead; seven grandchildren; many loving great-grandchildern; three brothers Bobby Barnett of Pearisburg, Jim Barnett of Roanoke, Carroll Barnett of Pearisburg; four sisters Virginia Pratt of Roanoke, Elsie Stephens of Pearisburg, Louise Barnett of Eggleston, Christian “Peggy” Short of Gooseneck, SC.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 11:00 AM in the Kendall Funeral Home at 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with burial following in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday evening from 6 to 9 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.