Mildred Irene (Barrett) Monsell

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Mildred Irene Monsell, 96, formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sept. 20, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Mildred was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Waynoka, Okla., to Joseph Harrison and Emma D. (Miles) Barrett.

Mildred graduated from Nevada High School 1938.

On Aug. 1, 1942, she married Charles Aaron Monsell in Kansas City, Kan. In 1958, the couple moved to Tonasket, Wash., where they ran an apple orchard until Charles died in 1976. Mildred moved from Tonasket to live near her son where she continued to live until her death. Mildred worked as a Hospital Housekeeper Supervisor. She was the past President of American Legion Auxiliary, past President of Fraternal Order of Eagles, Past District Deputy of F.O.E., and Past Nobel Grand of Rebecca's.

Mildred loved to fish, crochet, and play pool. She was Captain of the Eagles Drill Team for 15 years during which time her team won first and second place at Eagles Convention, and also won lots of first places at local and county parades

Survivors include two children; a son, Charles W. Monsell, Spotsylvania, Va.; and a daughter, Peggy June Ricciuto, Florida Keys, Fla. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lee Eaton; and brothers, Roy Barrett, and Chester Barrett.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, in the Ferry Funeral Home. A private burial service will follow in Click Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until service time.

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