Marjorie J. Barnett, 75, of Parkersburg, died Sept. 25, 2001, at her home with her family and friends.

She was born in Grantsville, Calhoun County, daughter of the late Andrew J. and Violet Ball Bush. She grew up in the Kanawha area and attended the Kanawha Methodist Church. She was a 1943 graduate of Parkersburg High School and a 1946 graduate of the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She was also a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Obstetrics and Gynecology as a Family Planning Nurse Practitioner.

After serving in the Army Nurses Corp during World War II, she was an instructor at CCMH School of Nursing from 1958-1961. After working as a private duty nurse and as a staff nurse at CCMH for many years, she then served as Home Health Care Coordinator at CCMH prior to retiring from Planned Parenthood in 1986. Marjorie was a past elder and youth leader at Beechwood Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Lynelle C. Barnett of Columbus, Ohio, and Andrea Lee Brown and her husband, Stephen of Parkersburg; two sons, Joseph Barnett and his wife, Kathleen of Parkersburg, and Benjamin Barnett and his wife, Lorraine of Coolville; one sister, Yvonne Bush White of Parkersburg; six grandchildren, Barry J. Brown and Kelly Ann Cotton both of Columbus, Damon Keith Brown of Havanna, Ill., Dena Hurst and Lauren Paige Barnett both of Parkersburg, and Jason M. Barnett of San Diego, Calif.; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Harry R. Barnett; one brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg, Sister Jean Colombo officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.