The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

March 10, 2013

Martha F. Barrell

Star Beacon

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Martha “Marty” Fox Barrell, age 84, formerly of Saybrook Township, Ohio, and Clearwater, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, with her family by her side.

Born April 15, 1928, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Charles and Ines Thornton, in Monroe Township. She graduated from Rowe High School in 1945 and married John L. Barrell Sr. in 1948.

After retirement, John and Martha traveled the United States in their Winnebago for 10 years. John took Martha everywhere and they settled in Clearwater, Fla. They also had a home in Charlotte, N.C., with their son, John Jr. They came home to Ashtabula quite often and visited with family and friends.

Survivors include the love of her life, John L. Barrell Sr. of Charlotte; daughter, Marcy Barrell of Monroe, N.C.; son, John L. Barrell Jr. of Charlotte; granddaughter, Maria Barrell of Charlotte; and extended family and great friends. She will be greatly missed.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Morse and Gilbert; her aunt and uncle, Charles and Ines Thornton; and her parents.

Services were held in Charlotte. Burial of cremains will be at a later date.

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