Doris Edna Jarrett-Lee, daughter of Clint and Stella Aletha (McGuire) Barnes, was born on January 20, 1943 in Lynchburg, Missouri, and departed this life on July 26, 2009 in Kabul Nursing Home in Cabool, Missouri, following an extended illness. She was 66 years, 6 months and 6 days of age.
Doris grew up northeast of Manes, Missouri, and was united in marriage to Jesse Walter Jarrett on December 21, 1957 in Mtn. Grove, Missouri. Two daughters were born to this union. They made their home in the Mtn. Grove area where she was living at the time of her passing. Mr. Jarrett passed away on August 2, 2002.
Doris enjoyed singing and playing the many instruments she mastered. She performed with and was lead singer of two bluegrass/gospel bands: The Wilderness Singers, of which her husband, Walter, played the harmonica, and The Country Cousins. Both bands recorded their music.
Doris was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
She was saved at an early age and rededicated her life to the Lord and was baptized some years later. She was very active in Sunday school and vacation Bible school through the years, and was a longtime member of Southside Baptist Church in Mtn. Grove. She also attended Emanuel Baptist Church.
Besides her first husband, Walter, she was preceded in death by her father, Clint Barnes.
She is survived by her mother, Stella Aletha “Granny” Barnes of Mtn. Grove; her second husband, Robert E. Lee of Mtn. Grove, formerly of Benton, Kentucky; her daughters, Debra Banes and husband Eddie of Fredricktown, Missouri, and Sherry Fisk and husband Kevin, of Norwood, Missouri; two brothers, Calvin Barnes and wife Barbara of Mtn. Grove, and Junior Barnes and wife Donna of Macomb, Missouri; one sister, Reeta Benkert and husband Patrick of Vanzant, Missouri; five grandchildren, Jason Tinnin, Joshua Tinnin, Jessica Tinnin, Jaimee Banes and Taylor Fisk; several great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives, neighbors and friends.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. in Craig-Hurtt Chapel with Rev. Wayne Cannon and Rev. Kenneth McIntosh officiating. Kirby Clark, and Pete and Sally Petro served as singers. Song selections were “Far Side Banks Of Jordan” and “You Wouldn’t Cry.” Pallbearers were Bret Barnes, Ted Jarrett, Danny Nungesser, Tony Heckman, Mike Gonzales, and Doyle Lathrom. Honorary pallbearers were Levi Jarrett and Billy Nungesser. Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home.