Vivian Anne Barr(1916 - 2014)

Vivian Anne Barr

Vivian Anne Barr, 97, of Dover, died Sunday, April 20, 2014 in Park Village Health Care Center at Dover following a period of declining health.

A daughter of the late Ora and Ida (Emig) Hawk, Vivian was born June 4, 1916 at Canton, Ohio. She was a long time school teacher in various school districts and retired from Stow School District with almost 40 years of total service.

She is survived by a son, Gary (Gayle) Barr of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Edna Richardson of Massillon and Alice Williams of Farmington, Michigan; and three brothers, Gene Hawk and John Hawk, both of Strasburg and William Hawk of Canton.

Vivian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lester Barr, Jr. whom she married on August 20, 1942; a daughter, Cheryl Lee; and three brothers, Dale, Bray and Melvin Hawk.

Calling hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover, 5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH 44622. A funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the First Lutheran Church at Strasburg with her son, The Rev. Gary A. Barr, CD Maj (Ret.) officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Union Cemetery at Strasburg. Following the committal service a luncheon will be held in the fellowship hall at the church.

Those wishing to do so may send the family a personal condolence and light a candle in remembrance of Vivian by visiting the funeral home website, www.geibcares.com. Contributions may be made in Vivian's memory to the First Lutheran Church, 211 Eighth Street SW, Strasburg, OH 44680.


Funeral Home

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Second Street NE New Philadelphia, OH 44663
330-343-5506

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Apr. 23, 2014