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Ben O'Banion Barr

95, of Indianapolis, died August 29, 2013. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri to Ben H. and Brough (O'Banion) Barr. He married Mary Joan Spaeth on October 7, 1989 who survives.

Ben worked with International Shoe Company of St. Louis for 30 years. He attended Indiana University and earned his Bachelor's Degree from Washington University in St. Louis. He was a WWII Veteran, serving in the 94th Infantry Division of Patton's 3rd Army.

Ben belonged to the Purchasing Managers Association. He was active in Boy Scouts, both as a youth and as a leader for a total of 77 years, earning the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of Northwood Christian Church in Indianapolis.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; three sons, Scott , James, and David Dulebohn ; three grandchildren and one brother, Bruce Barr.

Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 7 at Fairview Cemetery, Tipton with Rev. Ted Nottingham presiding and military honors. No visitation is scheduled. A memorial service at Northwood Christian Church will be scheduled at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Northwood Christian Church, 4550 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana 46205 for their Communications or Music ministry. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Young- Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton .

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Sept. 1, 2013
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