Edith Combest Barnett

July 25, 1915 - February 10, 2014

Edith Combest Barnett, age 98, of Princeton, Texas, passed away on February 10, 2014.  She was born in Van Alstyne, Texas, on July 25, 1915, to Edgar and Edna (Johnson) Combest.  On September 25, 1937, Edith married James “Jay” Wesley Barnett in Greenville, Texas. She and Jay farmed until he was called to serve in World War II. When Jay returned from the war, they moved to a farm outside of Hollis, Oklahoma, where they farmed. Edith and Jay then relocated to West Texas (Midland & Odessa area), where Jay worked in the oil fields. They then moved to Bridgeport, Texas where Jay and his brother-in-law ran a service station together. While in Bridgeport, Edith was very active in the WMU at her church. They moved to Princeton, Texas, where Jay worked as a carpenter; and they both worked at North End Grocery Store. Edith became very active in the Order of The Eastern Star and Faith Baptist Church. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed gardening, crocheting and quilting. Edith’s family was her life and she loved to entertain them. ” Jay and I haven’t been blessed with children, but God has blessed us in many other ways.”

She is survived by her sister, Peggy Minihan and husband Patrick of Wylie, Texas; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Edith is preceded in death by her husband, Jay Barnett; brothers, Alton Combest, Ed Combest, Weldon Combest and Billy Combest; sisters, Lois Barnett and T.V. Stroud.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends during a visitation, being held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

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Edith was a loving person. We are so sorry for your loss, condolences to the family. Larry and Beckie Jan Gammons, February 18, 2014 Edith was a very sweet and loving lady. She always brought a smile to those around. Edith will be deeply missed by the Villa staff. We send our condolences to the family. Taylor Smith and Villa Asuncion Staff taylor smith, February 10, 2014 So sad to hear this. However, Edith is where she can watch everyone and "see" those gone on before. I remember Edith, but was thinking more of Lois. As it turns out, she and Lois are in the same family, and are together now. Prayers for the family. Dorothy June Lorance Gibson, February 10, 2014