Mabelle O. Barnett

First Posted: 1/13/2013

Mrs. Mabelle O. Barnett, 91, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at her home.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Wendell and Josephine Klamen Owens. She graduated from Wilkes-Barre schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Bell Telephone, Wilkes-Barre, where she was a member of the Pioneer Club. She was a member of the Puritan Congregational Church, Wilkes-Barre.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing, knitting and crocheting clothes for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, who passed away Jan. 13, 2001; infant brother, Bruce; brothers, Robert and Charles; and sister, Helen Jackson.

She is survived by sons, Owen Barnett and his wife, Sandra, of Pittston, Richard Barnett II and his wife, Kathleen, of Wilkes-Barre; grandsons, Troy Barnett and his wife, Beth, Richard Barnett III; nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc., 204 Main St., Duryea.

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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Puritan Congregational Church, 71 S. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.

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