Dorothy Barnett


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 5:50 pm
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Dorothy A. Barnett, 92, a resident at Fort Armstrong Assisting Living, Rock Island, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Friday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Memorials may be made to a food pantry of your choice or to a favorite charity.
Dorothy Kane was born on Dec. 22, 1920, in Moline, a daughter of Clifford and Ann Fischer Kane. She married Robert S. Barnett on Aug. 24, 1943, in the rectory of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Island. Bob died on Aug. 14, 2010.
She graduated from Rock Island High School in 1938. Dorothy worked for 16 years as a clerk at the downtown Davenport location of Petersen Harned Von Maur. She retired in 1984.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island, and the former St. Joseph Catholic Church. Dorothy also was a member of the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild and the Petersen Retirees. She liked making quilts for family and friends and for many years made doll and teddy bear quilts for local children's groups.
Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jay and Connie Barnett, Normal, Ill., Tom and Kathy Barnett, Rock Island, and Martin Barnett, Boulder, Colo.; grandsons, Rick and Cory Williamson, Andrew and Chad Barnett, and Shane and Evan Barnett; three great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; a stepgreat-grandson; and her sister, Marie Dobos, Cleveland, Ohio. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob; daughter, Kathryn Williamson; and brother, C. C. Kane.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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