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Lawrence H. "Barney" Mallett, 1921-2007

The Daily Iowegian - 11 April 2007

  Lawrence Howard “Barney” Mallett, 85, died Monday, April 9, 2007 in Centerville Mercy Medical Center.
  Barney was born July 7, 1921, to Tom and Abigail (Adams) Mallett in Centerville.
  On Feb. 5, 1942, he was united in marriage with Catherine Virginia Blozevich. They lived on a farm west of Centerville near Jerome. They have two children, Lawrence “Larry” Roger Mallett and Beverly Kay Mallett Cosby.
  Barney graduated from Centerville High School and Centerville Junior College. He started working at the Centerville Coal Company owned by his father, Tom, and went on to work at John Deere in Ottumwa as a tool die foreman for 28 years. In addition he farmed and was a member of Jerome Methodist Church.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Ted; and his sisters Oleda Guthrie and Ruth Andrews.
  Survivors include his loving wife of 65 years, Catherine; a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Dana of Lawrence, Kan., and daughter and son-in-law Beverly and Tony Cosby of Overland Park, Kan. Grandsons are Tom and Erin Cosby of Omaha, Neb., and Nicholas Cosby of Peoria, Ill.   Great-grandchildren are Samantha, John and Brandon Cosby of Omaha.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 12, at 1 p.m. at the Thomas Lange Funeral Home with Pastor Sharon Squires officiating. Burial will be in the Jerome Cemetery.
  Following the burial there will be a visitation at 2:30 p.m. at the Jerome Methodist Church.
  A memorial has been established to the Jerome Methodist Church and may be left at or mailed to the Thomas Lange Funeral Home, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, IA 52544.

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