WARREN - Carlie L. Barnett, 86, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her home.
She was born June 3, 1926, in Warren, the daughter of the late Carl W. and Margarite A. Liggett Hall.
Carlie was a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School, Muskingum College with a bachelor of arts in education, and the Cleveland Mortuary School.
Following graduation from mortuary school, Carlie returned home to join her father's business, the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. She loved helping people in their time of need. Carlie not only served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer, but as the funeral home organist, hair stylist and secretary for more than 50 years. She later was joined in the business by her son Carl and her nephew Mark.
Carlie was a member of Mecca Community Church. She was on the Alumni Committee of her high school class, enjoyed playing the piano and organ and was formerly a member of the garden club. Carlie was a volunteer for the Red Cross learn-to-swim program, where she was a lifesaving instructor. She enjoyed spending her winters with her husband in Florida.
Carlie had a passion all her life for horses. She owned riding horses and a harness horse that raced in Florida and at the Meadows.
She is now reunited with her husband, Dr. Robert W. Barnett, whom she married June 21, 1948, and who was formerly the Trumbull County sheriff. Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1998.
She is survived by her sons, Robert G. (Judy) of Cortland, Carl R. (Kandy) and William T. (Laura), both of North Bloomfield. Carlie has a brother, Mark L. (Marilyn) Hall of Warren, who also operated the family business. She has eight grandchildren, Brian, Kevin, Ben (Laura), Kate, Joe, Todd (Kelly), Tara (Ben) and Tess; and two great-grandchildren, Andrew and Hayley.
Carlie loved the Lord and all of her family. She will be greatly missed by all.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. James Holbrook officiating.
Interment will be in Sager Memorial Park in Bristolville.
Material contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare League, the Mecca Community Church or the MVI Hospice.