In Memory of



Obituary for Irene Barnett

BARNETT – Irene, 102, formerly of Jenner Crossroads, died May 21, 2020 at Manor Care in Yardley, PA. Born March 25, 1918 in Somerset. Daughter of Anthony and Mary (Bambino) Messina. Preceded in death by parents, husband Paul R. on May 21, 1987, brothers Michael, Joseph and Anthony Messina and sister Pauline Mandalin. Survived by daughter Elaine B. married to Tracy M. Zimmerman, Yardley; son William D., Latrobe; grandchildren Christine Beth (Zimmerman) Bluestein, Yardley and Zachary Paul Zimmerman and wife Susan, Philadelphia; great-grandsons Carter Bluestein and Barnett Zimmerman and several nieces and nephews. Irene lived in Jenner Crossroads for most of her life. It’s where she raised her family and enjoyed cooking, baking, knitting and family gatherings. She was a lifelong member of Laurel Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jennerstown, where she enjoyed directing and singing in the choir and teaching Sunday School. In 1995, she moved to Yardley and lived with her daughter and family. She became a member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection and their Sonshiners Group. Irene was a caring mother and grandmother who would do anything for her family and friends. She survived many things during her long life. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her. A private viewing and service will be held. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Interment Jenner Crossroads Cemetery. Arrangements by Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Boswell. To express condolences or plant a memorial tree, visit