Obituary of Carol Barrett

Carol Irene Barrett, age 87, a resident of Ft. Scott, Kansas, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021, at the Via Christi Emergency Room in Ft. Scott.

She was born August 6, 1933, in Mapleton, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence A. Kern and Myrtle N. Clayton Kern.  Carol attended grade school at Mapleton and graduated from the Fulton High School and later Ft. Scott Junior College.

She married Ira Robert “Bob” Barrett on June 14, 1953, at Mapleton.  Bob and Carol made their home in Mapleton the majority of their married life.  Carol had worked for Mid-America Business Forms which later became Ennis for many years.  She was a member of the Mapleton Christian Church.

Following Bob’s death in 1994, Carol moved to Ft. Scott where she became an active member of Community Christian Church.  She also served with pastoral care for the Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.  She was a past member of the Eastern Star and had volunteered her time for the American Red Cross.

Carol was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed attending her children’s grandchildren’s activities and attending family get-togethers.  She enjoyed working in her yard and going to garage sales.

Survivors include her three sons, Mike Barrett of Pearl, Mississippi, Pat Barrett and wife, Deb, of Wichita, Kansas and Tim Barrett and wife, Missy, of Ft. Scott, Kansas; five grandchildren, Christy, Jacob, Jaron, Lacy, and Colby, six great-grandchildren, Amanda, Matthew, Tracen, Alice, Eva and Arya, and a great-great-grandson, Jaxson.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Bob, a daughter-in-law, Libby Barrett, and a brother, Clarence A. “C.A.” Kern, Jr.

Pastor Tim Woodring will conduct funeral services at 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 8th at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Burial will follow in the Mapleton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 P.M. Sunday afternoon at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Memorials are suggested to the Community Christian Church and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, P.O. Box 347, Ft. Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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