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In Memory Of Our Poets

Katie Treadwell (Barnett) (1907-2007) - Class Of 1925

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.
Funeral Home: none
Publication Date: 07/25/2007