Robert Barrett Obituary (1924 – 2021) – Kirksville, MO

Robert (Bob) Mark Barrett
Robert (Bob) Mark Barrett was born April 15, 1924, in the previous farm dwelling in the vicinity of Skidmore, Missouri to Floyd R. Barrett and Okalla (Joda) Suttle Barrett. Bob was an equivalent twin to Richard (Dick) M. Barrett (Bernice) (Nevada, MO, 1924-2020). He also experienced a brother, James G. Barrett (Betty), and a sister, Elinor Rose Barrett Gurnon (Bob) who are each deceased.
Bob is preceded in death by his spouse, Marilyn Barrett, with 70 decades in marriage. He is survived by daughters Elinor Lea Barrett (Columbia, MO), Susan Barrett Meadows (Boonville, MO), and son, James David Barrett and his wife, Karen Moody Barrett (Springfield, MO). Also surviving are his grandson, M. Blake Barrett Campbell (Colorado Springs, CO), and granddaughter, Amy Barrett (Oxford, MS). He is also survived by several expensive nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and
-nephews, and cousins. He enjoyed a particular bond with the sons of his twin brother, Robert (Rob) M. Barrett (Susan) (Nevada, MO) and Richard (Rick) M. Barrett Jr. (Nancy) (1951-1998) (Tarkio, MO).
Bob graduated from Skidmore Superior School, and ongoing his training at College of Missouri – University of Agriculture the place he received a B.S. diploma majoring in Soils and Field Crops. His school scientific tests have been interrupted by his military services assistance in WWII where by he served in a fight infantry division with the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division. He and his twin brother served together in the same Army device taking part in significant battles of Central Europe, Rhineland, Alsace, and Ardennes. They have been equally awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action in France, Germany, and Austria. Unique strategies included Germany Nordwind Marketing campaign and the southern part of the Fight of the Bulge-belonging to 3rd Bn, 232 Infantry. He and his brother also took section in the liberation of the Dachau Concentration Camp in close proximity to Munich in 1945.
On returning from Army provider, his 1st occupation was on-the-farm coaching for veterans. Bob went on to become a advertising supervisor with Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Corporation (Columbia, MO), and later, Cameron Mutual Insurance policies Organization (Cameron, MO).
Bob was an ardent member of the Masonic Lodge and belongs to Adair Lodge #366 (Kirksville, Missouri). He was the receiver of the Truman Medal, 2013-14, bestowed by the Grand Lodge of Missouri, for distinguished services to the fraternity. He was honored recently to obtain his 75 12 months membership pin. He also belonged to the Scottish Ceremony (Columbia, MO) was a Shriner in the Moila Temple (St. Joseph, MO) and belonged to El Kadir Shrine Club (Kirksville, MO). Although residing in Columbia, Bob savored attending the Ashland Masonic Lodge #156, Ashland, MO with his great pal, Ron Miller.
Bob was a member of the Initial United Methodist Church (Kirksville, MO), and served on the Church board and taught an adult Sunday faculty course for a variety of many years. Even though residing in Columbia, he liked attending the Fairview United Methodist Church.
He pretty a lot valued his faculty training at College of Missouri, and was a member of the Mizzou Alumni Association. On September 28, 2001, the Alumni Affiliation honored him as the receiver of the Mizzou Tiger Delight Award.
Bob incredibly a great deal cherished his wife, Marilyn, his household, his pets, expanding roses, the MU Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals. His daily life was enriched by the lots of treasured friendships shaped by his family, neighbors, his treatment providers, and his each day routines while dwelling in Kirksville and Columbia. Friendship was a central topic in Bob’s life. At a pretty younger age, in the course of the Blizzard of 1936, his mom taught him and his twin to do cross-stitch, and he manufactured a sampler of the poem by Sam Walter Foss “Enable me live in a house by the aspect of the street and be a good friend to male.”
It is with heartfelt gratitude that Bob’s household many thanks his many care vendors for the variety and compassionate help provided to him through his sickness: the physicians and team at the College of Missouri Health Care, as well as the workers of Property Instead Senior Treatment, his buddies at Studio 311 in Columbia, MO, The Neighborhoods and Hospice Compassus.
Visitation will be at the Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Residence in Kirksville, MO on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 6 p.m., followed by a Masonic services at 7 p.m. The funeral provider will be held at the Initial United Methodist Church, in Kirksville, MO on Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. Memorials may well be built to the Initial United Methodist Church of Kirksville, Fairview United Methodist Church, Columbia, MO, The Masonic Residence of Missouri, or Cottey College or university, Nevada, MO.
Arrangements in the treatment of Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home

Printed by Kirksville Daily Specific from Jun. 24 to Jun. 26, 2021.

Elva Zachman

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