Biography: Betty Lou Howell Barrett, 85 of Bucyrus passed away on Thursday,
October 27th, 2016. She was born November 12, 1930 in Carrs, Kentucky to Wesley and Maud (Cropper) Howell. She was number nine of eleven children and grew up along the Ohio River on a dairy and tobacco farm. Mrs. Barrett attended elementary school in Carrs and high school in Vanceburg, Kentucky.
On October 11, 1949, she married John Harold Barrett, and they were married in Lewis County, Kentucky. Mr. Barrett preceded her in death February 15, 1992. They have three surviving children: DiAnn Gail (C. Dean) Mills of Houston, Texas; Deborah Joan (John A.) Fowler of Mansfield, Ohio; and John Anthony (Cathy Nielsen) Barrett of Erie, Pennsylvania.
Mrs. Barrett was known fondly as Mamaw to her grandchildren: Benjamin F. Egert, Brian J. Egert, Brett M. Egert, Beau D. Egert, Zane M. Barrett, Angela N. Fraccica, and Jason A. Barrett. Great grandchildren loved to talk with her and sit in her lap: Grace A. Egert, Lane W. Egert, Ruby F. Egert, Peyton E. Gerken, Samuel A. Gerken, and Isabella H. Barrett. Mrs. Barrett is survived by two sisters: Doris Mackey of Concord, Kentucky, and Fern Henderson of Vanceburg, Kentucky. She is survived by two brothers: Bernard Howell of Morehead, Kentucky and Gene Howell of Bucyrus, Ohio.
Six siblings preceded Mrs. Barrett in death: Brothers - Leroy Howell,
Warner Howell, and Harry Howell; Sisters - Oleta Polley, Alice Howell, and Beatrice Vergne.
Mrs. Barrett worked at Swan Rubber, Bucyrus from 10-21-57 until she retired on 2-15-94. She was a member of St. Pauls Lutheran Church where she was an active member prior to her illness. She resided in Crawford County for over 65 years.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 1:00 pm on Monday and the family will receive friends at the church from 11:00 am until the time of service. Rev. Mike Greenler will officiate services and burial will follow in Crawford County Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the church and expressions of sympathy can be left at munzpirnstill.com