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Obituary of Richard A. Barrett Sr.

Richard A. Barrett Sr., son of Sidney A. Barrett and Ethel A. (Bowers) Barrett was born May 6, 1928 at Beloit, Kansas and passed away on November 1, 2016 at Belleville, Kansas at the age of 88 years, 5 months and 25 days.
Richard graduated from Beloit High School and Fort Hays State University, with a BS in Music. He was a music teacher, both vocal and instrumental and taught in various Kansas Schools for many years. He served with the United States Army from May 2, 1951 to April 19, 1954.
He was united in marriage to Marilyn Kaye Banister on August 26, 1951 and to this union two children were born, Richard A. and Terri.
He was a life long member of the United Methodist Church, National Education Association, Fort Hays State Alumni association. He received the Golden Apple Teaching award in 1998. He and his wife Kaye were house parents for Youthville for ten years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sidney and Ethel Barrett, two sisters, Margaret and Evelyn, two brothers, Leroy and James.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Kaye Barrett of Belleville, Kansas, one son, Richard A. (Darlene) Barrett Jr. of Wichita, Kansas, one daughter, Terri (Gary) Ritter of Manhattan, Kansas, five grandchildren, Christopher Ritter, Heath Ritter, Sabrina Ault, Craig Barrett, Madison Barrett, eight great grandchildren, one brother, Robert (Betty) Barrett of Warsaw, Missouri, Nieces and Nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, November 4, 2016, United Methodist Church, Republic, Kansas, conducted by, Pastor Darrell Herde.
Graveside services will be held 3:00 PM Friday, November 4, 2016, Downs Cemetery, Downs, Kansas.
Interment will be in the Downs Cemetery, Downs, Kansas.
Memorials may be given to Family Choice.
Friends may call on Thursday, November 3, 2016 from 9 AM to 9 PM at Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS., in charge of arrangements.

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