ALura Lou Barnett, 71, of Glenville, peacefully departed from her earthly journey on Monday, March 7, 2016. She was born in Glenville, on November 23, 1944. She was the beautiful and loving daughter of the late Ms. Caryl L. McPherson. ALura was married to the love of her life, best friend, and soul mate, Earl L. Barnett for more than fifty-four (54) years. Earl resides at their West Virginia home. ALura was a warm and loving wife. She completely lived and understood the true meaning of the verse, “Love one another…” John 13:35.
ALura’s passion in life was spending time with her family, especially her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren who she loved with all of her heart. “A friend (mother) loves at all times” Proverbs 17:17. She was known by others for her generosity and abundant love in her heart for God, her family, and friends. ALura was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister, best friend who truly devoted her life to helping others. ALura was always sharing God’s word to ensure others gently got through unsettling times; she would make certain she spoke uplifting words no matter what hour of the day or night it was. ALura was always there for everyone. ALura had more love and energy than life. Her husband, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren will be in her heart for eternity. Words can never describe how much she loved them and she would always encourage them to be strong and share, “Be strong and courageous, do no not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9.
Those who knew ALura felt blessed by her humble, caring demeanor, and genuine welcoming smile. ALura was an unselfish copious giver to all, she never asked for anything in return and relentlessly put God and others first. ALura believed her purpose in life was to love God, shower her family with unconditional love and compassion, and help others in need. She cooked a lot as she always believed someone in need would stop by, either children in need of a hug, talk, or something to eat, and the homeless too. ALura was not a stranger to anyone. ALura was a God sent angel on earth who was often referred to as the GIVER. ALura’s amazing love was a blessing; she cherished her family and lavished them with love and encouragement.
ALura is survived by her life-long husband, Earl L. Barnett, their three children, son, Darrell L. Barnett, daughters, Annette L. Wolfe (husband Randy), and Carolyn Jo Arbogast,.
A third daughter who ALura raised among many more who called her their mother, Sharlet Rae Wagoner and her three children Sara, Austin, Jared.
ALura had six grandchildren Carolyn LuAnnaLea Barbe, Tabatha Marieajo Gibson (husband Steven), Thomas Preston Barbe (wife Rebecca - Annie), SheBeck Dominnec’ Barb and Nathan McCune, Michaela Dawn Conrad (husband Andrew), and Blake Christian Wolfe. Her great grandchildren were her pride and joy and ALura lived her life for them and she loved them dearly, Jacoby Earl Bennett, Dakoda Lee Bennett, Ady Jade Gibson, KC Gibson, Micah Landan Barbe, Maddison Ann Barbe, Lucah Rhettford Barbe, Colton Nathaniel McCune, and Dominick Wayne McCune.
In addition, ALura’s three living sisters are Judith McCune from Ohio, Crystal Williams - Brandon, Fl., and Collette Thompson - Cairo, WV. Her sisters Juanita (Ricky) Putnam, Darlee Wilson are deceased, along with her brothers Shane McPherson, and David McPherson. ALura’s sister-in- laws were very close to her and were like sisters to her, Judith Wilmoth (husband Hayward) - Ohio, and Ruth Roberts, and Susan (Sissy) Butcher of Glenville, WV
Funeral services will be held at Ellyson Mortuary Inc., 2 Vanhorn Drive, Glenville, West Virginia 26351. There was a viewing on Friday, March 11, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the funeral was held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.. Pastor Tim Haring of Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, officiated. Interment followed at the Sunrise family cemetery.
ALura’s grateful family would like to extend a special thank you to everyone for their prayers and thoughtfulness. ALura is deeply loved by her family, she was their anchor on earth and she will remain in their hearts forever - “Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her” Proverbs 31:28.