Merrill D. Barrett
Date of Death: November 14, 2009
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Merrill D. Barrett, 82 Merrill D. Barrett, 82, of Lafayette, died at 7:09 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at his residence. Born Nov. 7, 1927, in Marion, he was the son of the late Alvin and Eva Barrett. He was a 1945 graduate of Marion High School and attended Indiana University for two years. He…

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Marjorie J. Babcock (King) left a message on November 19, 2009:
My sympathy goes out to all of the Barrettes, I know you have lost a good and loving father but I also grieve for Merrill, because he was a dear friend and neighbor in Marion. I have known him and his family since he was a small child. The Barrettes were family to me. When his father, Alvin, came to California to visit he and his wife
had dinner at my home.

Merrill and I played the Violin in the Marion High School Orchestra. He was only in Jr. High at the time.

May he rest in peace, he deserves it.

Thank you Jan for calling me.
Marilyn Yoder left a message on November 17, 2009:
Jan & family,

Sorry to read about your dad&s death. I first met him through Ginny Arndt at Key Realty. He was the agent who helped me buy my house in 1973. What a special, nice, likeable guy! He attended many of our ABWA Bosses& Nights as Ginny&s guest. Then I enjoyed meeting you when you joined ABWA.
I&m sure you have many great family memories to help you get through this difficult time. He will be missed by many people.
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you.

Marilyn Yoder
Deborah Burns left a message on November 17, 2009:
John, Ron & Jan

Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Uncle Merrill. He was such a wonderful man. I have many fond memories when we all shared the holidays and summer get togethers.

It&s with regrets, I will not be able to attend his services, but please know, in my heart I truly wish I could be with you all.

With love


Andy & Gemma Hergenrother left a message on November 17, 2009:
Our deepest sympathies to the Barrett family for the loss of their beloved father, granddad and great granddad.

Andy & Gemma Hergenrother
Jan and Stacey Scott left a message on November 17, 2009:
Dear John and Pam,
We are thinking of you at this difficult time.
We con not be there but our hearts are with you.
Our sympathy on the loss of Merrill.
Jan and Stacey Scott
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Becky Schofield left a message on November 16, 2009:
I had the pleasure of working with Merrill when he was at Prudential Key Realty. He was a shining star. Always a wonderful man. Was one of my favorite realtor friends....he will surely be missed here on this earth.
Judi Spitalniak left a message on November 16, 2009:
I worked with Merrill at Key Realty, later C-B when I first became a Realtor. He was one of the finest men I&ve ever known - always pleasant and ready to help a greenhorn Realtor at any time. I also worked with Jan Abney when needing appraisals done when I worked at Bank One as a mortgage originator. She is as pleasant and nice as her father was. Heaven has gained a wonderful person. God rest his soul. My condolence to all of Merrill&s family.
Dave & Karon Lawson left a message on November 16, 2009:
To all of his family:

Dave & I have known him since in the early 1970&s. He helped us buy our house that we had in Brookston on W 8th St. He was a very kind man. He was a pleasure to deal with. He was a trustworthy man. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest sympathies.
Lou Anne Scott left a message on November 16, 2009:
Jan: I am so sorry to hear about Merrill - he was one of the nicest people I&ve ever known and also funny! My thoughts are with you and your family.
amber johnson left a message on November 16, 2009:
I&m so sorry for your loss. I know this won&t help much, but Merrill helped us buy our house. We were young and naive so he made sure we weren&t taken advantage of. I still thank him for that. He was a wonderful man.
Laurie (Mauk) Steinbrunner left a message on November 16, 2009:
Dear Children, Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren of Mr. Barrett,

I am so saddened to learn of your loss. Mr. Barrett was such a sweet, thoughtful and talented man. He often spoke very fondly of his family. Mom cherished his friendship from their school days to their reunions in recent years. May the indelible memories and friends& prayers, including mine, give you comfort.

With Deep Sympathy,
Laurie (Mauk) Steinbrunner
George Wolkote left a message on November 16, 2009:
The thoughts and prayers of my family are with you at this sad time.

Jordan (Cranfill) Scott left a message on November 16, 2009:
All our love goes out to you. Merrill was the most kind, fun-loving, wonderful man and he will be missed by many. One of my favorite things about Merrill is something that may seem trivial at first, but I think it says a lot about his character: he was the most gentlemanly, chivalrous men I&ve ever met. It wasn&t two seconds before I walked through his door that he was helping me with my coat, offering a drink, or rushing to hold a door for a lady. Those kinds of mannerisms seem to be a lost art, and he was such a master. Although I didn&t know him that long, he made a lasting impression on me, and I will sincerely miss him.

Much love,
Jordan & Matt Scott
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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