Lena Celeste Barlett, 83, of Greenville, formerly of Shenango Drive in Pymatuning Township, passed away following an extended illness, on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at St. Paul’s in Greenville.
She was born in Montgomery, Alabama on October 10, 1935 to the late John Holland and Celestine (Turner) Merrill.
Celeste was a 1954 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery, Alabama.
She worked as a floral designer for Kraynak’s in Hermitage and Gibb’s Flower Shoppe in Farrell. She also loved making floral arrangements at home, for family, friends and her church.
She was a member of Clark Trinity United Methodist Church, where she was very active in missions.
Celeste was a three-time Worthy Matron of the Greenville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and most recently belonged to the Mercer Chapter. She was also a member of the Greenville White Shrine.
She served as a den mother when her boys were active in scouting and she enjoyed tatting.
Celeste is survived by her husband at home, Verne E. Barlett. They were married on Easter Sunday, April 10, 1955. Also surviving are three sons, Gregory A. Barlett and his wife, Judy, of Brunswick, Ohio, Douglas E. Barlett and his wife, Sheri, of Transfer and Jeffrey H. Barlett and his wife, Sandra, of Mentor, Ohio; four grandchildren, Melissa Sue Martino and her husband, Tom, of Sharon, Samantha Lynn Kantner and her husband, Kevin, of Greenville, Meghan Lynne Barlett of Sharpsville and Gregory Michael Barlett of Brunswick, Ohio and a great-granddaughter, Isabella Rose Martino of Sharon.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael M. Barlett; a grandson, William E. Barlett and a sister, Ann Smith.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 17, from 10:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. at Osborne-Williams Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 73-75 Columbia Avenue, Greenville, where an Eastern Star service will begin at 2:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service, with Rev. William Locke of Clark Trinity United Methodist Church in Clark, officiating.
Burial will be held at Rickert Church Cemetery, Transfer, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions can be made to: Clark Trinity United Methodist Church, 96 Charles Street, Clark, PA, 16113.
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