Agatha E. Jarrett, 95, of Moundsville, WV, died peacefully on Friday, March 11, 2016, on her 95th birthday.
She was born March 11, 1921 in Hamburg, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Emma Schaefer Metzger and step father, Fred Mimkin.
She grew up with her 4 siblings in Hamburg and entered nurses’ training at Meyer Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Buffalo after completing high school. She graduated as an RN in 1943. She was part of the greatest generation and proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. After the war, she continued her nursing career in VA hospitals, until she married Leslie in 1948 and began her family. They moved to Moundsville in 1953, where she raised her 5 children. She continued her nursing career at Reynolds Memorial Hospital before retiring with 12 years of service.
Having grown up during the Depression, Aggie was strong, resilient and independent. She lived life to its fullest, enjoying family, friends and singing in the choir at St. Francis Church.
In addition to her parents, Agatha was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie W. Jarrett in 1997, sons; Wayne G. Jarrett and Kevin M. Jarrett, a sister; Rita Baranski, and a brother; Charles Metzger.
Surviving are sons; Jeffrey D. Jarrett and his wife, Janet of NC, Richard D. Jarrett and his wife, Ellen of Belmont, OH, daughter; Sandra L. Wallenhorst and her husband, William of Great Falls, VA, daughter in law; Debbie Jarrett of Moundsville, sister; Coletta Rutter of Manilus, NY, brother; Frederick Mimkin and his wife Sue of Fairport, NY, 11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday, March 14, 2016 from 6-8pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes and Kirby-Vance Chapel, 118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 11:00am at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 610 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, WV with Rev. That Son Nguyen as celebrant.
Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, with full military honors from the Moundsville Honor Guard.
Online condolences may be extended to the family at www.altmeyer.com