Mary R. (Lechner) Barlett
Always warm and welcoming
SLIGO Mary R. (Lechner) Barlett, age 101, of Sligo, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 25, 2022, at the Shippenville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness.
She was born on June 26, 1921, in Pitch Pine, a daughter of the late Dan and Josephine Lechner.
Mary married Edgar Barlett, who preceded her in death in 1986.
Following her husband's passing, Mary moved in 1987 to Pine Terrace, Shippenville, where she started a new chapter in her life and found support through many loving and caring friends.
In 2019 she moved in with her daughter and son-in-law, Evie and Joe Gourley, with her daughter, Joyce, always there to lend support.
Mary was known for her fierce love of family, absolute and unwavering faith, and warm and welcoming personality. Mary was a wonderful loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She loved to play cards, bake, cook, crochet and especially quilt.
Mary was a devout Christian and member of the Cornerstone Church in Shippenville and attended church at the Haskell House, led by her friend Pastor John. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mary is survived by her loving daughters, Joyce Sayers of Knox and Evie Gourley of Sligo; her grandchildren, Mark Sayers and his wife, Mindy, of Illinois and Barbara Bensink of New York; and a great-grandson, Kyle Bensink of Washington, D.C.; along with many other nieces, nephews; and constant companion and dog, Coco.
In addition to her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her sons-in-law, Max Sayers and Joe Gourley; a grandson-in-law, Bruce Bensink; and her four sisters, Flo Fescenmyer, Permilla Wilson, Telena Perrine and Elsie Huff; and one brother, Plum Lechner.
The family would like to extend our gratitude for all of the gentle and compassionate care she received during her brief illness. We truly appreciate all of the family and friend visits, prayers, cards and flowers.
The Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion is handling the arrangements.
Family and friends were received on Friday, August 26, 2022, at the Cornerstone Church of Clarion in Shippenville, 3655 East End Road, Shippenville, Pa. 16254.
Additional viewing was held on Saturday, August 27, 2022, in the church where funeral services followed.
Private interment took place in the Leatherwood Cemetery in New Bethlehem.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary's name to: Cornerstone Church, Shippenville, Church at Haskell House, Care of John Green, 349 Greenville Ave., Clarion, Pa. 16214, or Shippenville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, 21158 Paint Blvd., Shippenville, Pa. 16254.
Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting http://www.rvburnsfuneralhome.com.