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Burnell Barnett

August 22, 1926 - March 5, 2013

Burnell Barnett, 86, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine, Indiana. He was born August 22, 1926 in Wabash, to John K. and Pauline (Shellhamer) Barnett.

Burnell was a 1944 graduate of Linlawn High School, and attended Purdue University Ag short course. He married Carol Faye Sutton in Wabash, on December 24, 1947; she died January 6, 2012. He was a retired farmer, worked at Country Village, Diehl Machine, AB Pig Sales, and also sold Buck Stoves. He was a life member of the Wabash Elks Lodge #471, a member of the Izaak Walton League, and a charter member of the Richvalley Lions Club. Burnell died the same date, March 5, as his mother Pauline.

He is survived by 2 daughters, Bea (Donald) Ferverda of Silver Lake, Indiana, and Susan (Thomas) Powell of Wabash; 6 grandchildren, Derrick (Jenny) Wilson of Wabash, Alesha (Jason) Egts of Sicily, Italy, Joshua Ferverda of Silver Lake, Kristin Powell and Ethan Powell, both of Wabash, and Brandy Barnett of Jamestown, Indiana; 5 great-grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, and Ava Wilson, all of Wabash, and Lorelei, and Elaina Faye Egts of Sicily. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Bryan Barnett who died May 3, 2000, and sister, Louise Kusiak.

Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash on Friday, March 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. with David Phillips officiating. Family will receive friends following the funeral Friday, from 5-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.

Preferred memorials are to the Wabash Elks Lodge # 471 or the Wabash County 4-H Council.

The memorial guest book for Burnell may be signed at


Born: August 22, 1926
Place of Birth: Wabash, IN
Death: March 5, 2013
Place of Death: LaFontaine, IN
Occupation: Farmer
Organizations: Life Member Elks Lodge


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Friday March 8, 2013, 4:00 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel
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Friday March 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel
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