BARNETT, Katie Treadwell, age 100, a life long resident of Montgomery, died July 23,2 007 in Tuscaloosa. Graveside services will be 12 noon Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery with Rev. Jay Wolf, pastor of First Baptist Church of Montgomery and Dr. Dale Huff officiating and Heritage Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Survivors include two sons, Frank Perry Barnett, Jr. of Huntsville, Alabama and Benjamin Treadwell Barnett and his wife Sue Burns Barnett of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; seven grandchildren, Dr. Frank Sanford Barnett and his wife Gayle Porter Barnett, and Edith Barnett, all of Huntsville, Alabama, Matthew Gibbs Barnett and his wife Jamie Haas Barnett, Susan Katherine Barnett Duckworth and her husband George Walter Duckworth, Nova Elizabeth Barnett Clark and her husband John Cameron Clark, and Martha Perry Barnett, all of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Joanna Treadwell Barnett Goodman and her husband Garrett Alan Goodman of Homewood, Alabama; five great granddaughters, Ashton Reagan Clark, Hannah Haas Barnett, Katharine Burns Duckworth, Lucy Malben Barnett, and Mary Grace Boatright; and three great grandsons, Matthew McLendon Barnett, Benjamin Mercer Boatright and George Walter Duckworth, Jr., all of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Mrs. Barnett was born on January 19, 1907 in Montgomery,Alabama and graduated from Lanier High School. She married and was a proud mother of her two sons, Frank and Ben. She first taught kindergarten at Oak Park before becoming superintendent of all city kindergartens. She later served as executive secretary for Mayor Tacky Gayle. In addition to her service to the city, she was proprietor of several small businesses and was a leader among local female entrepreneurs. After retiring from the city, she enjoyed an active retirement in Montgomery. She was a member of the League of Women Voters, elected President of the Montgomery Business and Professional Women's Club, listed in Who's Who of American Women in 1961, voted as a Montgomery Citizen of the Week, served as Notary Public--Alabama State at Large, member of National Secretaries Association, President's Committee on Employment of the Handicapped, and Alabama Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. One of her greatest passions was her involvement with the Children's Center of Montgomery, which originated as the Montgomery Spastic Children's Association in 1948. As one of the original board members, "Miss Katie" served over 50 years as both a member of the Board of Directors and as Secretary of the Advisory Board for "The School That Love Built. "Katie led a wonderful and remarkable life and enjoyed painting, gardening, writing poetry and fiction, genealogy, correspondence with friends and time spent with her family. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Montgomery and most important to her was her Christian faith. She was a charismatic mother and friend to many and will be missed by all who knew her. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Children's Center of Montgomery, 310 N. Madison Terrace, Montgomery, Alabama 36107 or to one's favorite charity. Heritage Chapel Directing.
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Publication Date: 07/25/2007