Mrs. Catherine Barnett, 82, of 412 E. Division, Widow of D M Barnett died at 3 PM Wednesday at St Mary’s Hospital. Some time ago Mrs. Barnett fell and broke a hip. Complications developed and withthe infirmities of age prevented her recovery.
Mrs. Barnett’s maiden name was Catherine Trotter. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton Trotter of Decatur. She was born in Virginia, IL Aug 9, 1849. Much of her life was spent in Decatur and she was known to many of the old residents of the City. Her first husband was James M Bergen. His death occurred forty five years ago. Later she and D M Barnett were married. Mr. Barnett died sixteen years ago. She is survived by three children. Mrs. Louis Nauman, Harristown; Mrs. S P Shively, Springfield: and Milton M Bergen, Decatur. She also leaves a brother, Milton Trotter, Decatur. The late Mrs. May Gebhart was a daughter of Mrs. Barnett. There are fourteen grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. The body was taken to the Dawson & Wikoff funeral home.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Dawson and Wikoff chapel where friends may call. The burial will be in Fairlawn cemetery.