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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARIES: Roberta Barnett

  • Roberta Barnett, 93, of Harrisburg passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Carrier Mills Nursing Home & Rehab Center.
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  • Roberta Barnett, 93, of Harrisburg passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the Carrier Mills Nursing Home & Rehab Center.
    Roberta was born on Feb. 9, 1920, to the late Thornton and Mary Alice (Seets) Colbert. On Feb. 26, 1940, she married Ralph Barnett, who preceded her in death on Nov. 14, 1994.
    Roberta is survived by her son, Larry Barnett and wife Jenny of Harrisburg; son Lynn Barnett and wife Geri of West Frankfort; five grandchildren, Tracy Bickett and husband Tim of Ridgway; Leslee Leverett and husband Tom of Harrisburg, Sheri Holman of West Frankfort; Teri Duryea of West Frankfort; and Chad Barnett of West Frankfort; 12 great-grandchildren,  Alesha, Jerad, Dylan, Evan, Cady, Cara,  Braxtyn, Bryli, Logan, Shelbi, Mitchell, Taylar and Gavin; brother, Joe Colbert of Mt. Vernon; four great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    Roberta was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; and two brothers, Noel Colbert and Emmitt Colbert.
    Funeral services will be held at noon, Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. The Rev. G.E. Coultas will officiate. Burial will follow in Elmwood Cemetery in Equality. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.
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