A. Barrett Earnest age 84 of Delmont went to be with the Lord peacefully with his loving wife by his side at Redstone Highlands in Greensburg. He was born September 5, 1935 in Delmont a son of the late A. Barrett Earnest and Esther (Ressler) Earnest. Barrett was a retired employee of the Department of Veteran Affairs in Oakland. He previously was employed by the former Mellon Bank (Citizens Bank) in Greensburg and Greensburg Savings and Loan (Atlantic Financial). Prior to his employment in the financial sector Barrett was a funeral director and owner of Earnest & Son Funeral Home in Export, currently Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc. Barrett was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont. He looked forward to Square dancing with his wife Donna and was an avid hunter who enjoyed Golfing. He served in the Air Force Reserves and was a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science (P.I.M.S.) Surviving is his beloved wife and soul mate; Donna (Shirley) Earnest and a brother in-law, K. Wayne (Joan) Shirley of Albuquerque, NM and his devoted dog Brandy. In addition to his parents, Barrett was preceded in death by a brother Robert Allen Earnest. Friends welcome at the Wolfe-von Geis Funeral Home, Inc., 5701 Lincoln Ave., Export (724) 327-1400 Wednesday from 6- 8 p.m. and Thursday from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in Faith United Methodist Church, Delmont. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Export. The family suggests memorial contributions in Barrett’s name to Faith United Methodist Church, 305 Freeport St., Delmont, PA 15626.
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