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Junetta Barrett, age 93 years and six months, passed away May 18, 2013 in Roswell, Georgia at the home of her daughter. Junetta was born November 20, 1919 near Hatfield, Missouri, the daughter of Raymon and Florence Barnhouse. She attended Northwest Missouri State College and graduated in 1941 receiving a bachelor of science degree. Upon graduation she taught high school in Van Wert, Leroy and College Springs, Iowa. She later worked at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She married Elmer Mumford of Maryville, Missouri in 1942. He was killed in the Burma Theater as a pilot in the Army Air Corps flying ‘The Hump.’ A daughter, Alicia, was born to the couple in 1944.

In 1947 she moved to Yuma, Arizona where she was employed as nutrition director in the Yuma City Schools. She met and married Howard Barrett of Yuma and a daughter, Julie Ann, was born to this marriage. She continued her position in the Yuma City Schools until she moved to Phoenix to become the state director of school nutrition. She retired from that position in 1981. After retirement she moved to Grant City, Missouri and was active in the First Christian Church and community activities.

Junetta was a resident in Clearview Assisted Living in Mount Ayr, Iowa for 10 years before moving to Georgia. She treasured the staff and residents during her time there.

She is survived by her daughter, Alicia, and son-in-law, Tim Fish of Roswell, Georgia; stepdaughter, Barbara (Chas) Putran of Gravis Pass, Oregon; brother, Hugh Barnhouse of Hatfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Brian (Bernadette) Fish and Julie (Robert) Percy of Roswell, Georgia and Aimee (Dave) Briglio of Ponto Vedra, Florida, and eight great-grandchildren, Carter and Melanie Percy, Jane, Claire, Mary Katherine and Celia Briglio and Ian and Sarah Fish.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Julie Barrett; second husband, Howard Barrett; parents, Raymon and Florence Barnhouse; brothers, Verdo Barnhouse and Frances (Hank) Barnhouse, and sisters, Marjorie Barnhouse, Bonnie George and Alice Boyd.

Interment was May 25, 2013 in the Grant City, Missouri cemetery alongside members of her family whom she loved so dearly.


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