Mary Louise Barnett

January 30, 1926December 19, 2012

Mary Louise Barnett, 86, went to be with her precious Lord on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.

A graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 22, 2012, in Elmwood Memorial Park with Reverend David Cason officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene.

Mary Louise was born on January 30, 1926 in Dermott, Arkansas to Theodore and Norma Higgins. Mary was known to her friends as “Boots”, a name affectionately given to her by her grandfather. Her names of love given to her by her grandchildren were Meme, Mema, and GranGran.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her great-grandson, Jeffery Cook.

Survivors include her three daughters, Pamela Reichert and husband, David, of Winchester, Virginia, Linda Earnest and husband, Glenn, of Abilene, and Cindy Cook and husband, Glenn, of Abilene; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Mary will be missed by everyone who was blessed by her life. She left a legacy of love, kindness, and pure sweetness to those who loved her. There is a new beautiful angel, free of pain, dancing in the heavens today. You were loved, Mom.

Memorials may be sent to the Day Nursery of Abilene, Inc., 702 Cedar Street, Abilene, Texas 79601.

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December 22, 2012

Pam, Linda and Cindy,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of coming to your house and Boots was always so sweet to me. She loved "her girls" and took such pride in each of you. I know how much you will miss her, but she leaves a wealth of memories for you and your families to treasure. God Bless.
Anita Willis Dumis

Bob and Sandy Daniels

December 22, 2012

We were shocked and saddened when we heard about Boots. We will miss her very much but know we will see her again and are looking forward to this.

Families are very special people you know. When we are together although we haven't seen one another in some time, we talk and enjoy one another as if we have never been apart. Boots is a special gift to our families and we will treasure her every day.

Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you. May God bless you, stay close to you and comfort you.

Our love always,
Sandy and Bob

Belinda Kirby Smith

December 21, 2012

Cindy so very sorry for your loss, keep the memories going for your Children and Grand Children that's what helps, We Love You and Prayers for you and your Families.

December 21, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort help you during this most difficult time. 1 Cor. 1:3,4

WMC Wellspring

December 21, 2012

Sending our love and prayers in memory of Mrs. Barnett to Pam and David Reichert and family. May the love of friends and family carry you through your sorrow. Your Wellspring family, Becky, Irene, Judi, and RoseAnna