Oct. 28, 1944 May 18, 2013
Marsha Kay (McDonald) Barrett, 68, died Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home after an extended illness.
She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Reed Richardson McDonald and Mary C. (Dimond) Hileman and stepfather William V. Hileman. She was twice married, first to Richard Jack Glass, who preceded her in death. She then married Richard Barrett in April 1976.
Surviving are her husband, Richard; a daughter, Mary Irene Glass; a son, Richard Garth Glass; three grandchildren: Chelsea, Shyann and Aleia Barrett; three sisters: Patricia McKinney in South Carolina, Kathy (Larry) Meckley of Hollidaysburg and Carol Sinchak in Vermont; nieces and nephews in California and Vermont; and maternal aunts in Altoona.
She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Lynn Barrett; and her best friend, Robert Estep.
Marsha was a 1961 graduate of Altoona High School and a graduate of Newport Area Career and Technical Center in Newport, R.I., as a certified nursing assistant. She was employed by Blair Christian Home and also provided private home health care in Blair County. Always full of energy, for many years she worked at various secondary jobs, including bartending, making Slinkys and domestic cleaning.
Marsha enjoyed shopping and attending yard sales, often with her mother, Mary. She loved to cook and possessed a large collection of cookbooks.
In her last years at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, she was wheelchair- bound and spent many hours visiting with other residents and their families. As the wife of a career Navy veteran, she could relate to many of their travels and stories. A highlight for her was pet visitation at the home, as she was always fond of animals.
At the request of the deceased, there will be no public viewing, and services will be private.
Arrangements are by Liebegott-Brown Funeral Home Inc., 1218 Fourth Ave., Duncansville. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made in Marsha's name to the Central Pennsylvania Humane Society.