Mary Alice “Mouse” Barrett of Wooster passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023 at West View Healthy Living.
She was born May 26, 1930 in Hagerstown, MD the daughter of Dr. B.B. and Mary Kneisley. She graduated from St. Catherine School in Richmond, VA. After attending The College of Wooster, she graduated from Washington School for Secretaries and worked for several years in Washington, DC.
On June 16, 1951 she married the love of her life, Richard B. Barrett. She was active in Girl Scout leadership and was a Sunday school teacher. She was a 20-year active member of the Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary, having served as President for two years. She was also a long-time member of the Wooster Women’s league and a long-time active member of the Wooster United Methodist Church.
She enjoyed reading, sewing, jigsaw puzzles and in her later years, listening to books on tape and audio books on Alexa. For years she enjoyed her numerous bridge clubs and played golf.
Surviving are her twin daughters, Kathy Dunkin(Phil) of Columbus and Becky Rutledge (Scott) of Wooster; grandchildren Tom (Helena) Rutledge of San Pedro, CA, Kate Kerscher (Russ) and Matt Dunkin (Erica) of Columbus, and Molly Sipos (Corey) of Wooster; great-grandchildren Everett Rutledge of San Pedro, CA, Kinsey, Everley and Cruz Sipos of Wooster, Daniel, Emily and James Kerscher and Sophia, and twins George and Owen Dunkin all of Columbus and several nieces.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard in 2015, her parents, and her sister Nancy.
We wish to thank the staffs of Danbury, West View Healthy Living, and Lifecare Hospice for the wonderful care they have provided mom these past 8 years.
The family will receive friends at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster on Monday, May 22, 2023 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.
There will be a private family service at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery at a later date.
Those who wish, may make memorial contributions to Ohio’s Hospice Lifecare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences maybe left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com
Such a lovely person I got to know at Danbury
Many prayers to the family for my sympathy and peace to you
RIP Mouse. The time we had playing bingo as we visited with my dad was very special. You will truly be missed by many.
Dear Kathy and Becky and families,
Please accept my condolences in the loss of your mother.
Gods blessing for peace and healing.
Connie Richards Simpson
Very sorry for your family’s loss. What an incredible and positive woman! Always smiling! I admired her love and devotion to Dick. What a role model for her family and others. Take care. It’s tough to lose a mom and Grandma.
Kathy and Becky
So sorry for your loss. Very ironic to lose her on Mother’s Day. It’s probably very justified though since she was such an amazing mother. Keeping you both and your family’s in my prayers.
We all loved Mouse at WestView . She was a delightful lady who will be truly missed by all. God’s blessings to her family and friends.
Kathy and Becky- sincere sympathy is the loss of your dear mother. I have such fond memories of her sweet smile and kindness. My mom enjoyed knowing your mom through the years- they shared many of the same loves for golf, bridge, church and hospital volunteer work. Blessing to you all.
Mary Alice was such a wonderful and kind woman. She will be greatly missed as will her infectious smile.
My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mother, Kathy & Becky. I so enjoyed talking with her at Danbury when visiting my Mom. Mouse was always positive and delightful. We often talked about her two grandchildren, Tom & Molly, as they attended Wooster High School with my youngest daughter. May God bless your grief with comfort.
Kathy and Becky and family, you have our sympathy. Doug Tegtmeier, Deb Tegtmeier Miller & Terry
Got to know Mary Alice because our husbands were both in the Wayneaires Barbershop Chorus. She was
such a sweet lady. So sorry for your loss.
I’m saddened to hear of the passing of this beautiful lady, Mouse… She was such a light! Always positive and engaging… Her room at Danbury was near my mother’s room (Perie Iceman).
Prayers to Becky and Kathy and the entire family. Heaven got a little brighter and we are left with many “Mouse memories “ to make us smile.
I thank God with every remembrance of you… Phil 1 : 2-3
Sincere sympathy to you and your families, Becky and Kathy.