Anne E. Barrett, age 72, of Columbus, died due to health issues Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at her home. She was born July 5, 1949 in Wheeling, West Virginia, daughter of the late Richard and Mary Agnes (Moore) Dunlap. Anne was a kindergarten teacher in the Cadiz area and Hilliard Schools. She retired from the Attorney General’s Office following 10 years of service.

She is survived by her husband of 33 years, Dave L. Barrett; brother Charles Dunlap of Cadiz, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a brother-in-law; and two sisters-in-law and their families. Singing was Anne’s forte, and while in high school, she was selected to be in the Ohio State Youth Choir all four years and was able to travel with the Alumni State Youth Choir to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, Rose Bowl Parade, and several performances in England and Europe. She was selected to be Dorothy in the high school production of “Wizard of Oz.”

Anne received a bachelor’s degree in early elementary education from Capital University, where she was a member of Pompom Marchettes and sang in the chapel choir. While living in Cadiz, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church, where she was superintendent of the Sunday school. In Columbus, she was a member and formerly sang in the choir at Faith Lutheran Church in Whitehall.

Anne had a gentle, caring spirit, loving children and all types of pets. She traveled with Dave throughout the United States and Europe. She especially loved musicals on Broadway, in London, and in Columbus.

Friends may call 5–7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 and 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Schoediner East (5360 E. Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43232), where funeral service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, with Pastor Daniel Hille officiating. Interment to follow at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to any breast cancer or Alzheimer’s research fund or the Memorial Fund of Faith Lutheran Church (730 Collingwood Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43213), in Anne’s memory. Please visit to share a memory or send condolences to Anne’s family.