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Margaret Pressler Barr

Margaret Pressler Barr Margaret Pressler Barr, 95, of Austin, Texas, passed away Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2009, in Austin. She was born September 23, 1913, in Austin to parents Veannis Maddox and Herman P. Pressler, Sr. The youngest of three children, Margaret was proud to be a third generation Texan. She was married to architect Howard R. Barr for 63 happy years and they lovingly reared two sons, Dick and Alan Barr. She lived all of her life in Austin except during World War II when her husband was serving in the U.S. Navy. Margaret is predeceased by her mother Veannis Maddox Pressler, father Herman P. Pressler, Sr., of Austin, brother Herman P. Pressler, Jr. and his wife Elsie Townes, brother Edward D. Pressler and his wife Maxine of Houston, and brother-in-law Charles Barr and his wife Mildred of East Lansing, Michigan. She is survived by son Richard Barr, his wife Mary Shipp, and grandson Johnathan Barr of Dallas; son Alan Barr, his wife Mary Sue and granddaughter Grace Barr of Austin; nephews Judge Herman Paul Pressler III and his wife Nancy, Townes Garrett Pressler and his wife Penny, and John Eric Pressler and his wife Sherryl, all of Houston; sister-in-law Bernice Barr Ragsdale of Austin; niece Marilyn Barr Leppek and her husband Al, nephew Charles Wesley Barr II of East Lansing, Michigan; nephew Steve Ragsdale and his wife Christi of Lake Worth, Florida; niece Nancy Lee of Glen Burnie, Maryland; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m., Friday, September 11, at the University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe, Austin, Texas. Parking is available at the Platinum parking lot on the south-west corner of 25th and Guadalupe. Internment precedes at the Austin Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the University United Methodist Church, 2409 Guadalupe, Austin 78705, or the Settlement Home, 1600 Peyton Gin Road, Austin 78758. Obituary and guestbook online at wcfish.com


Published in Austin American-Statesman on Sept. 11, 2009
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