Shirley Mae Barnett


Fredericksburg, IN: Shirley Mae Barnett, age 67, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family, on Friday, May 12, 2017. She was born March 19, 1950 in Fredericksburg, IN to Jesse James and Susie Ann (Redmon) Bowlin Sr.

Shirley was a homemaker and nurse’s aide. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren & crocheting. She also delighted in talking on the phone. Her brother, Jesse, once told her that the phone lines were “going to catch on fire” because she was on them so much. Shirley was a member of the Valeene Christian Church.

On April 27, 1968 Shirley eloped to Tennessee with her future husband, Leslie Paul Barnett. They celebrated 49 years together this past April. To that union, 4 children were born.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse James and Susie Ann (Redmon) Bowlin Sr., and her brother Jesse James Bowlin Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Leslie Paul Barnett; three daughters, Anita Van Laningham, Fredericksburg, Paula (Jesse) Bruner, Fredericksburg, Susan (Andy) Eberle, Salem and one son, Leslie James Barnett, Salem; and one sister Betty Claywell, Fredericksburg. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Jeremy Barnett, Kayla Van Laningham, Nash Barnett and Adrianna Bruner.

Funeral services will be held at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at Love Funeral Home on Monday, May 15, 2017 from 4-8p.m. and on Tuesday May 16, 2017, from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial to take place at Kays Chapel Cemetery.


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