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"Our family serving your family for four generations"
Lorene Thelma McClung Barnett
(September 25, 1918 - July 22, 2017)

Lorene Thelma McClung Barnett, 98, died on Saturday, July 22, at Starkville Manor in Starkville.  A longtime resident of Winona, Mrs. Barnett
was a native of Blaine County, Oklahoma, and remained close to her Oklahoma roots throughout her lifetime.  A visitation will be held on
Wednesday, July 26, at First Presbyterian Church in Winona, beginning at 2:30 p.m., with services to follow at the church at 3:00 p.m.  
Interment will be in Geary Cemetery in Geary, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Barnett was born on September 25, 1918, to Ralph Lindley and Kitty Mae Souther McClung.  She graduated from Greenfield School in
1935 and married Cecil Edward Barnett on September 4, 1938, while he was completing his degree in poultry science at Oklahoma State
University in Stillwater, OK.  Following his graduation, his career took them to several locations in Missouri and to Mississippi State
University, where the couple spent the WWII years living in an apartment in the Pearson Place on Louisville Street in Starkville.  Mr. and Mrs.
Barnett remained staunch Bulldog fans throughout the years.  The allure of owning their own business prompted them to settle in Winona,
where they were partners in life and in business, operating Barnett's Hatchery in Winona for over 40 years.  Together, they also managed the
North District One Water Association.  Following her husband's death in 1986, Mrs. Barnett continued as an employee of the water
association, maintaining their billing until her retirement at age 89.  A devoted member of Winona's First Presbyterian Church, and a charter
member of the Winona Lioness Club, Mrs. Barnett remained active in her church and community until her move to Starkville in 2013.  She
was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and a caring neighbor and friend to many.  Her recipes for chicken spaghetti and homemade
ice cream are part of her beloved legacy.  She adored her horses, dogs, and cats, and took great pride in being fiercely independent,
travelling the country by car and airplane on her own for many years.  

Mrs. Barnett is survived by two sons, Lindle Edward Barnett of Chicago, Illinois, and Jack Lee Barnett (June) of Starkville; and one grandson,
Zachary Lindle Barnett and his mother, Leslee Evans, both of Chicago, Illinois.  Her immediate family wishes to thank her extended family
members and friends for their kind attention and remembrances.  They also wish to thank the compassionate staff at Vickers Personal Care
Home, Starkville Manor, and Legacy Hospice in Starkville.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church, 302 Summit Street, Winona, MS  
38967; or to French Camp Academy, One Fine Place, French Camp, MS  39745.

Wednesday, July 26          2:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church

Wednesday, July 26          3:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church

Geary Cemetery
Geary, Oklahoma
Paula Mabry

Dear Jack and June,
Please accept my sincerest sympathy.  She left a legacy of true independence and strength.   You were fortunate to
have had her on Earth for her long life. Losing a parent marks such a sad time in one's life. May you have peace as
you move forward.  
Paula Mabry

Sandra Land Evans

Jack,  so very sorry about the passing of your dear sweet Mother.  She was such a lovely lady and I enjoyed her so
much when we would chat.  Sorry that I will not be able to come to pay my respects, we are out of state.  I know that
losing your mother is not easy, but she is now a true angel.
Sandra Land Evans

Bob McPhail

We were saddened to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

Pam Edwards

Dear Jack and June,

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope.
I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness.

With much love,

Pam Edwards
September 25, 1918
July 22, 2017