Mary Lou Barrett, 85, of Xenia, Ohio died Sunday, July 9, 2023, at 4:25 p.m. at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek where she had been a patient since July 3.

Mary Lou was born July 22, 1937, in Pickaway County, Ohio to Earl and Anna Elizabeth Rowland Sowers.  She was a graduate of Clarksburg High School.  She moved to Xenia 13 years ago from Florida.

She formerly was a seamstress for Krohler’s in Xenia.  She had also worked at Jack’s Harness in Washington Court House and retired as a dietician and phone operator from Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Mary Lou had attended the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Xenia.  She enjoyed playing Bingo, going to the casinos, working jigsaw puzzles, coloring and playing poker and other games with her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Paul Barrett in 2002; a son-in-law, Richard Clark in 2015, and by ten siblings.

Mary Lou is survived by two daughters, Lori Clark of Sneads Ferry, NC and Wendy Gerhardt of Xenia; six grandchildren, Arin Elizabeth Gerhardt, Levi Sargent, Tiffany Hayes, Brittney Cummings, Jesse Clark and McKenzie Clark; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Laura Dumm of Circleville and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be observed Saturday, July 15, 2023, from 1-3 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.

Cremation will follow the visitation.






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