Mabelle O. Barnett
January 07, 2013

Mrs. Mabelle O. Barnett, 91, of Wilkes Barre, passed away Monday at her home.

Born in Wilkes-Barre. She was the daughter of the late Wendell and Josephine Klamen Owens. She graduated from Wilkes Barre Schools. Prior to her retirement, she was employed by the former Bell Telephone, Wilkes Barre where she was a member of the Pioneer Club.

She was a member of the Puritan Congregational Church, Wilkes Barre.

She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed cross words puzzles. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting and crocheting clothes for her family.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Richard, who passed away January 13, 2001, infant brother, Bruce, brothers: Robert and Charles and sister, Helen Jackson.

Surviving are:
Son: Owen Barnett and his wife, Sandra, of Pittston
Son: Richard Barnett II and his wife, Kathleen, of Wilkes Barre
Grandson: Troy Barnett and his wife, Beth
Grandson: Richard Barnett III
Nieces and Nephews

A private viewing for the family will be held Thursday, January 10, 2013, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the Bernard J. Piontek Funeral Home Inc. 204 Main Street, Duryea. To leave the family an online condolence or for further information, please visit In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Puritan Congregational Church, 71 South Sherman Street, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18702.

Guestbook Entries

Owen and Pip, Our deepest sympathy for you and your families. Aunt Mabelle holds a wonderful place in our hearts. All our love, Harry and Linda

Harry and Linda Krape (about 7 years ago)

Owen and Pip,Thinking of you and sending blessings of comfort your way.We were blessed to have wonderful mother's the true gift of a lifetime.With sympathy Ted and Polly Ann

Ted Jackson and Polly Ann Jackson James (about 7 years ago)

to pip and owen, my deepest sympathies to you on your mom's memories always told me what a wonderful woman she was. we share a lot of memories and even though it's been a long time.i have never forgotten. God bless and be with you.

charlie goff (about 7 years ago)

Owen and Pip, I have nothing but wonderful memories growing up next to your home on Custer St. Mabel always treated me like gold. I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, but find comfort in knowing that she is reunited with your father in a much better place. God bless your family at this difficult time.

Christine Kaminski-McManus (about 7 years ago)

Dear Owen and Pip, I am so sad to hear of Aunt Mabelle's passing. She was a wonderful wife, mother and aunt. I have so many happy memories of her and your dad. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go to you and your families. With love, Pat and Bob Smith

Patricia Owens-Smith (about 7 years ago)

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