Ann's Story

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Ann F. (Shea) Barrett, 95, of Alexandria, finished her earthly race on Dec. 31, 2016, in Fort Wayne with her loving family by her side.
Born in Pouch Cove, Newfoundland, Canada, as one of 15 children, Ann moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., as a teenager. She moved to Indiana and married Steve Barrett of Wabash, who preceded her in death. Together, Ann and Steve raised seven children in Alexandria, Ind., Mary Blaettner, Nondus (Vince) Carr, Margie Barrett, Stephen (Kim) Barrett, Joseph (Susan) Barrett, Nora Webber, and John Barrett. Ann is survived by all of her children, as well as 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Nora (Shea) and Bernard Barrett, of Alexandria.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, at 11 a.m. in the Church of St. Mary's in Alexandria, with Father Dan Duff Celebrant. Visitation will be one hour before mass at the church. There will be a reception following mass in Zimmer Hall of St. Mary's, where Ann worked for years in the kitchen.
The family asks that donations in lieu of flowers be made to St. Mary's Building Fund, 820 W. Madison St., Alexandria, IN 46001 or No Kid Hungry, Share our Strength, P.O. Box 75475, Baltimore, MD 21275-5475 or in care of funeral home.
Online condolences and additional obituary information: www.whetselfuneralservice.com.
Published on January 3, 2017
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