Nell L. Barrett, 72, of Owensville, passed away Monday, Dec. 6, 2010 at Deaconess Hospice Center in Evansville.

Born March 10, 1938 in Gibson County, she was the daughter of C. Paul and Mary Margaret (Hurt) Staley.

 Nell worked 35 years for Emge Packing Co. and worked as a designer of window treatments. She was a graduate of North Posey High School and a member of Maumee General Baptist Church.

 Survivors include her husband of 52 years, Bill Barrett of Owensville; daughters, Tamara Miley of Norfolk, Va., Debra (Pete) Graham of Crossville, Tenn.; sisters, Esther Hicks and Eleanor Staley of Desoto, Ill.; brother, Robert Staley of Boonville ; and three grandchildren, Laura Davidson, Taylor and Blythe Graham.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Lloyd and Warren Staley.

 Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at Maumee General Baptist Church in Johnson with the Rev. Ken Reeder officiating. Burial will be in the Maumee Cemetery.

 Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Holders Funeral Home in Owensville.