July 17, 1930 - January 26, 2013 DEL CITY Lois Loraine Barr, 82, passed away January 26, 2013 after a lengthy battle with illness. She was the first daughter of W.C. and Beulah Payne of Stratford, OK. Loraine was a devoted wife to her compassionate husband of nearly 65 years, Tandy Barr. She is also survived by daughter, Tandyla Hill; son, Ronald Barr; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brothers, Preston and Marvin Payne; sister, Darlene Leadbetter. A 60-year member of the Del City Church of Christ, she taught 3-year-olds and was known as the Birthday Bell Lady and the Bookmark Lady for the 2340 bookmarks she crocheted for members. Loraine was a patriotic citizen active in Moore PTA, serving every office, including President; President of the Moore Council of PTA's; State PTA Vice-President. She was named Moore's Woman of the Year in 1969 for her outstanding school and civic service. She was also named to the "Personalities of the South" in 1971. Her memorial service will be at the Del City Church of Christ, Wed. Jan. 30 at 2:00 pm with burial at the Sunny Lane Cemetery. To leave your condolences please visit www.eisenhourfuneral.com
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Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 30, 2013