Mary Ellen Barrett

September 15, 2020



Mary Ellen Barrett of Blackwell, Oklahoma, went to be with her Lord on Thursday morning, September 10, 2020, at her home at the age of 85 years.

Mary Ellen Barrett was born on July 4, 1935, near Peckham, Oklahoma, to Arthur Henry and Rosa (Klein) Lambring. She began her education in the Peckham School and Lost Creek School before transferring into Blackwell Public Schools graduating with the Class of 1953. She worked at S. H. Kress, Oklahoma Tire and Supply and Braums Ice Cream Store in Blackwell. She later began a thirty year career as a bookkeeper for Blackwell Equipment, now P. & K. John Deere, retiring in 1999. She married Loren Barrett on November 19, 1979, in Wellington, Kansas, and they settled in Blackwell. She was an active member in the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Hobaugh and husband Keith of Braman; her son, Monte Smith of Newkirk; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Crane of Arkansas City, Kansas; grandchildren, Barry Kincaid and wife Becky of Lamont, Megan Kirchoff and husband Justin of Newkirk, Bailey Menne and husband Nathan of Winfield, Kansas, Brett Barrett and wife Jill of Silverdale, Kansas, Brandi Barrett of Arkansas City, Kansas; ten great grandchildren, Wade Perry and wife Karley, Cody Perry and wife Alex, Gage Kirchoff, Kimber Kirchoff, Traven Hutton, Lakyn Hale, Blake Barrett, Chandler Barrett, Sophie Weatherford and Layla Weatherford; great great grandchildren, Jesse and Paisley Perry; and a brother, Dennis Lambring of Oklahoma City.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two brothers, Harold and Raymond Lambring; and a step-son, Butch Barrett.

Friends may visit the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13.

Services are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 14 in the St. John’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Mozeik officiating. Burial will follow in the Blackwell Cemetery.

Casketbearers will be Barry Kincaid, Wade Perry, Brett Barrett, Justin Kirchoff, Nathan Menne, Blake Barrett and Traven Hutton. Serving as an honorary casketbearers will be Charles Boesch, Carl Mayden and Brian Brown.

A memorial has been established in her honor with St. John’s Lutheran Church and Hospice of North Central Oklahoma, sent in c/o Roberts and Son Funeral Home, 120 W. Padon, Blackwell, Oklahoma 74631.

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