Myrtle Barrett

Port St. Lucie, Florida

Mrs. Myrtle Imogene Mathews Barrett, 74, of Port St. Lucie, Florida, passed away at her daughter’s home in Freetown, Indiana, on November 3, 2015.

She was born May 15, 1941, in Middlesboro, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Oliver Brown Mathews Sr., and Roxie Ferry Mathews.

She received a technical certificate in nursing and worked as a home health nurse for 25 years.

She is survived by her children, Michael Lynn Beavers, David Beavers, Teresa (Oddis) Freese, Albert Lee Barrett and Myrtle Ellen Giancola; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother, Oliver Brown Mathews Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, James Phillip; three brothers, George Mathews, Donny Ray Mathews and Albert Wilson Mathews; and two sisters, Eula Gray Donica and Alice King.

Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at Voss Chapel in Seymour with the Rev. Kelly Reed officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Friends and family may call at Voss Chapel from 11 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

Memorial checks may be written to the American Diabetes Association.

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