Lucille S. Barnett, 89, of Coudersport

Lucille S. BARNETT, 89, of Coudersport, PA, died Saturday, January 1, 2011in the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA.

Born May 28, 1921, in Colesburg, PA, she was the daughter of William and Mabel Clark Scott. Raised on Crandall Hill, she was a 1938 graduate of Coudersport High School.

On May 17, 1941, in Coudersport, she married Robert R. Barnett, who predeceased her in 1977. She and her husband were partners in Barnett Brothers Potato Farm for many years. She was a member of the Gold Baptist Church for 55 years, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and church treasurer, the Gold Missionary Society, and Eulalia Chapter, No. 148, OES, twice serving as Worthy Matron. Cille served as a literacy volunteer, Potter County Hospice volunteer, Cole Memorial Hospital volunteer, a Girl Scout Leader in Ulysses for 20 years, and as a dorm parent at the Indian Youth School in Holbrook, AZ from 1979 – 1980.

She was honored as Pennsylvania Mother of the Year in 1987. Her generosity and love were available to anyone through an open door.

Surviving are: a son, Jerry (Marcella) Barnett of Ulysses, PA; three daughters, Nancy (Dale) Erway of Genesee, PA, Sally (Charles) Helderman of Lemont, IL, and Judith (Kevin) Haroldson of Park Rapids, MN; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, James Barnett; two sisters, Ruth Brock and Florence Metzger; and two brothers, Kenneth Scott and John Scott.

Friends may call Tuesday, January 4, 2011 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Olney Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Ulysses, PA.

An Eastern Star service will be held 4:15 PM Tuesday in the Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday in the Gold Baptist Church, with the Rev. Frank Mickle officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery at Five Corners, Hebron Township, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gold Baptist Church, 35 SR 449 North, Genesee, PA 16923 or the Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.

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  1. Rebecca Ahearn Kinney says:

    Cille touched so many lives and any one who was blessed to have known her will always cherish her and her smile and warm hospitality.

  2. Lila Watkins says:

    Deeply saddened to hear of this lady’s passing. It has been a good many years since I have known her. Last saw her when I was a teenager. She was just a lovely lady. A truly wonderful person. My heart goes out to her family for their loss.

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