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Mary Barr

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Mary Barr Obituary

Private family services are planned for Mary Maxine Barr who passed away peacefully September 26, 2015. She would have been 100 years old October 15.

Mary was born to William A. and Mabel (Dehart) Craig in Keosauqua, Iowa, October 15, 1915. Mary was married to Harry S. Barr in 1934. They moved to Meridian, CA in 1939. Mary lived in Meridian until 2011, she relocated to Chico, CA to be near her son of Durham, CA.

Mary was active in the Meridian Methodist Church since 1940. Her faith was very important to her and she was a wonderful example of it. Mary was a great cook and baker, her cakes and pies were an anticipated treat after Sunday church.

Mary and Harry also owned the Meridian grocery store for several years in the 1950's. Mary enjoyed working in her yard with flowers and gardening. She led by example, homemaker, wife, mother, and grandmother.

She will be greatly missed by her son David and daughter Jeanne (Barr) Nelson, 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren along with many nieces, nephews, friends and relatives. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Harry (2001), parents, siblings Harvey, Charles, Helen, Carl, Dorothy and her grandson Davey Barr (2006).

The family invites friends to a Celebration of Mary's Life at 2:00PM, Friday, October 9, 2015, at the Meridian Lion's (formally Women's Club) at Central and Meridian Road, Meridian, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please make any donations to Meridian Methodist Church or a local charity of your choice.

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Published in Appeal Democrat on Oct. 6, 2015
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