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Aug 13, 1953

New Harmony, In Special - John Barnett, 77, a well known retired farmer of Harmony township, died at noon Wednesday (12 Aug 1953) at the Comfort Nursing Home in Evansville.  He had been ill of a complication of diseases for several months.


The body is at the Shoultz-Werry Funeral Home here where friends are invited to call.  The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m.  Friday in the Shoultz-Werry chapel by Rev. Theron Castleman, Poseyville Methodist Church minister. burial will be in Poseyville cemetery.


Mr. Barnett was a native of Washington county, Ind., but had resided in Posey county for many years.


Surviving are the wife, Bessie; a son W.G. Barnett, operator of the Texaco East Fourth street service station in Mt. Vernon; a daughter Mrs. Martha John Schwarts, Evansville; a brother Claude Barnett, Salem, Ind., and a sister  Mrs. Mary B. Mitchell, Salem, Ind.



Originally submitted by Betty Sellers