Liz Beth (Walker) Barrett, 54, of Pratt, Kansas and formerly of Paradise, Kansas, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2016 at her home.
Liz was born May 8, 1961 in Russell, Kansas, the daughter of Robert J. and Patricia (Kilian) Walker. She grew up in Russell and graduated from Russell High School. She then attended Barton County Community College where she graduated with a nursing degree.
Liz was united in marriage to Scott Branum in 1983 in Russell. This union was blessed with two children; Trent and Sarah. They made their home in Russell. Later Liz was united in marriage to Max Barrett on June 20, 2008 in Hays, Kansas. They made their home in Paradise before moving to Pratt in 2015.
Liz was a LPN Nurse. She worked for Signature Nursing as a traveling nurse, Vintage Place in Russell. Trego and Wallace County and was working for Cunningham in Kingman County. She was a member of the Latter Day Saints. She enjoyed driving her car and loved spending time with her granddaughter Jayda.
Surviving family include her husband of seven years, Max of the home; son Trenton Branum of Topeka, Kansas; daughter, Sarah Branum of Hays, Kansas; two stepsons, Taylor Barrett of Hays, Kansas and Travis Barrett of Kansas City, Missouri; mother, Patricia Walker of Russell, Kansas; brothers, Roy Walker (Jackie) and David Walker (Terry) all of Russell, Kansas; sister, Denise Guth (Thomas) of Russell, Kansas; and granddaughter, Jayda Rae Branum. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert.
Celebration of Lizís Life will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at St. John Lutheran Church in Russell. A private burial of ashes will take place at a later date. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Tuesday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. A Memorial has been established as the Jayda Branum Education Fund. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.