Lizzie Mae Barrett, 105, of Connersville, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Heritage House of Connersville where she had been a resident since September, 2019.

She was born January 24, 1917 in Teges, Kentucky to William and Sudie Rogers Allen. She graduated from Oneida Baptist Institute High School in 1933 and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science in Education from Berea College in 1941.

On May 14, 1945, she married Preston Barrett in Newport, Kentucky. Mr. Barrett passed away May 14, 1990.

Together they relocated to Connersville, and Lizzie Mae became employed as an elementary teacher for the Fayette County School Corporation for 28 years, retiring in 1974.

She was a member of New Heights Christian Church and later Connersville Church of Christ.

In her leisure, she loved reading and playing the board game Rummikub.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald (Sandra) Eddy Barrett of Cincinnati and Steven (Cindy) Troy Barrett of Cary, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Barrett of Portland, Oregon, Cory (Allie Bieker) Barrett of Happy Valley, Oregon, Sarah Barrett (Evan Ekman) of Chapin, South Carolina and Craig Piscitello of Cincinnati, Ohio; a great grandson, Cyrus Alexander Barrett of Happy Valley, Oregon; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 45 years, Preston Barrett; four brothers, Raymond, Everett, Vernon, and Chester Allen; and two sisters, Nannie Hensley and Julia Allen.

The family would like to thank the staff of Heritage House Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for their kindness and loving care in her final years.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. by Wayne Greeson on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Laurel North Cemetery. Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oneida Baptist Institute, Berea College, or Connersville Historical Society.

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