Elkana D. Barnett departed this life on December 29, 2023, at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Elkana was the daughter of the late William Edward Barnett, Sr. and Frances Elizabeth Antrum Barnett. She was born and raised in Ansonia, CT, educated in the Ansonia Public School System and was a graduate of Ansonia High School. Elkana was employed and retired from the former Lender Bagel Company in West Haven for more than thirty years. Elkana was a devout Jehovah’s Witness.

Elkana was an avid reader, a kind, compassionate, non-judgmental person who loved people. She especially loved children and they loved her back. She also loved gardening and could be found often in the Community Garden on Ann Street, tending her vegetables which she shared with her neighbors and friends. Elkana was generous with her time and finances, always willing to donate to anyone in need. It can be said, without exaggeration, that Kana would give you the shirt off her back. If you needed a place to stay for a short time, she would make room for you. If you needed a babysitter, just call Kana you would not be denied. She loved children.

Kana leaves to cherish her memory forever her beloved and very devoted son, Robert (Crystal), and loving daughter, Joanne. Her grandsons, Richard and Jeremy, 7 great grandsons. Sisters, Ruth Barnett, Harriet Hart, Naomi Knox (William), Pauline Barnett of New Haven and Marilyn Barnett, Clinton, CT. Longtime friends Shirelle Richardson, Frederiksted, American Virgin Islands, Dot Pouncy, Bridgeport, CT, Annie Ruth Bell and Shirley Stevens of New Haven, CT, a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives who loved her immensely.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved son, Jeffrey, brother, William Edward Barnett, Jr., sisters, Ann Brown (Sam), Delores Flax and Barbara Thompson.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. The viewing will be held from 10:00-11:00 AM. The burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, 769 Ella T. Grasso Blvd., New Haven.