Esther Ada M. (Barrett) Perkins | News, Sports, Jobs


STEUBENVILLE — Esther Ada M. (Barrett) Perkins, 83, died Monday, February 21, 2022 at Valley Hospice Care Center North.

Ada was born in East Liverpool, Ohio on January 31, 1939, the daughter of the late John G. and Mary A. (Birtcher) Barrett. Ada loved to cook and take care of her family and friends. She worked at home as a babysitter and nanny for most of her married life, caring for many daughters during her life. The one who was most special to her was Caitlin Hjerpe, from Poland, OH.

Besides her parents Ada was predeceased by her husband, the love of her life whom she married on March 8, 1963, James S. “Jim” Perkins; seven siblings and her best friend Ruth Keister.

Left to cherish his memory are his son Kenneth R. Perkins and wife Becky of Mingo Junction, OH and granddaughter Kayla Cafero of Cleveland, OH.

Friends can visit Dawson Funeral Home on Friday where family will be present from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rev. Norm Eckert of Beechwood Free Methodist Church will lead a service Friday at 12 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Spring Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Ada’s name to Beechwood Free Methodist Church, 1029 Rubicon Street, East Liverpool, OH 43920.

Visit Ada’s memorial webpage and express your condolences online at



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