Arline Barnett

SALEM – Arline Barnett, 94, of Salem, formerly of Beloit, died at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at the Salem Regional Medical Center.

She was born Oct. 20, 1919, in Wooster, a daughter of the late Luther and Odie (Sichley) Firestone.

She was a graduate of Chester High School. She and her husband Robert owned and operated the Barnett’s Turkey Farm, which was well known for its turkey sandwich meats. Arline was a member of the First Christian Church in Salem and enjoyed gardening, bird watching and mowing yards.

Her husband, Robert Barnett, preceded her in death in January of 1985. A son, Frank Barnett also preceded her in death. A brother, Miles Firestone also preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son, David (Christine) Barnett of Minerva; a daughter, Brenda (Richard) Vecellio of Kingman, Arizona; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

The family would like to thank the staff of Sterling House for all of the love, care and support given to Arline during her residence there.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at the First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem, with the Rev. Leonard Moore officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church prior to the services. Burial will be at the North Georgetown Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by the Stark Memorial Funeral Home.

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