Pearl Anna “Shorty” Barrett

Private graveside services for Pearl Anna “Shorty” Barrett, 87, Eudora will be held at Marshfield Cemetery, Marshfield, MO. She died Friday, October 3, 2014 at her home.

Shorty was born March 31, 1927 in Marshfield, MO the daughter of Delever and Maggie Mae (Burchett) Dalton.

She married Harlan Philbert Barrett on January 25, 1942 in Marshfield, MO. He preceded her in death May 30, 1995.

She moved to Eudora, KS following the death of her husband where she lived near her sister, Nora. They spent many hours together reminiscing about the past.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, friends, and family. She also enjoyed camping, cross stitch, quilting, playing cards, and gambling at the casino.

She was a homemaker. She was employed at Oral B in Iowa City, IA for 10 years prior to her retirement.

Survivors include daughter, Narji K. and husband, Mark L. Brecheisen, Eudora; son, Kenneth Harlan Barrett and wife, Lynn, Cedar Rapids, IA; six grandchildren, Bethany Cluck, Cara Dietrich, Ben Barrett, Sean Dietrich, Nicole Barrett, Nathan Nosley; four great grandchildren, Tristen, Ryan, Jeromy, and Piper; and her loving companion dog, Suzy Q. She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Ryan Brecheisen June 14, 2000; and her seven siblings, Verdie Dalton, Nora Dyche; and five brothers, Arthur, Albert, Orville, Elston, and Glenn Dalton.

The family suggests memorial in her name to a charity of donor’s choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

4 Condolences

  1. George and Cheryl Hunsinger on October 5, 2014 at 7:55 am

    Narji, and family; we are so sorry for your loss. We did not know your mother, but we know she was a great person as her daughter. Thanks for being a friend to us. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.

  2. Karen L. Martin on October 5, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    To Shorty’s family,

  3. Karen L. Martin on October 5, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    To Shorty’s Family, I am so sorry to learn of Shorty’s passing. She was a sweet person. Her and Harlan were such good friends when Roger and I were first married and she baby-sat our first daughter, took great care of her, for a year or so. Harlan was my Dad’s hired man on the farm. Every Sat. night, my folks and Harlan and Shorty went dancing, such great memories of them! My thoughts and prayers are with you all. With Deepest Sympathy, Karen

  4. Brian & Bobbi Kruse on October 6, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Nargi, Kenny & Families- we were recently talking about your Mom. She & your Dad were wonderful Family Friends. We have great memories of camping with them at the Dalton Gang campground. We were young newly weds with our babies- the Kruse’s, Barrett’s and Seibels were great folks! They raised two wonderful children – please get in touch with us – Facebook, home phone. (((Hugs))) to you both!

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