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BARR, Florence May (nee Meyer) 1911-2003

BARR, BELL, MEYER

Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 1/31/2009 at 20:15:27

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Florence May Barr, 91, of 801 Blunt Parkway, however, from 1967 until 1998, they also treasured their friends, the weather and their home in Tucson, Ariz, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 5, 2003, at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital, Charles City.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt Street, Charles City, with Rev. Dennis Niezwaag officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date.

Florence May Barr was born March 14, 1911 in Bassett and is the daughter of Edith (Bell) and Ernest Meyer.

Florence attended school at the Bassett Country School and relished memories of her 8th grade graduation. Florence and Roland were married October 9, 1928, in Dumont. She took great pride in nurturing her family with love and her wonderful cooking ability. Her family claims that Florence created and served the best potato salad ever and also treated them to other favorites, such as fried chicken and a large variety of baked goods. When in season, fresh strawberries were picked from her patch to top off ice cream. When speaking of desserts, her family recalls that any kind of pickle accompanied any kind of dessert she ate. Some of Florence's interests, passions and leisure activities included preparing and eating picnic lunches with her family and friends, knitting and crocheting, holidays, researching vacation spots, eating hot peppers, reading and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.

She maintained a great sense of humor and a sharp memory throughout her life. The family has fond memories of their fishing vacations in Minnesota and time spent on the porch swing and gatherings in the back yard of their home.

Florence is survived by her four children, Roland "Ron" Barr and wife, Annette, of Mercedes, Texas; Dennis Barr and wife, Faye, of Cresco; Merrilinn Onstine and husband, Richard of Maple Valley, Wash.; and Richard Barr and wife, Kathy of Charles City. She will also be sadly missed by her two sisters, Wilma Huffman and husband, Bill, of Tucson, Ariz. and Bernice Larson Taglin of Charles City; her 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren. Many other relatives and friends survive her.

Preceding Florence in death is her husband Roland R. Barr; her parents; one grandson, David Barr; one sister, Ruth Hoffman; and her four brothers Wendell Meyer, Mark Meyer, John Meyer and Bernard Meyer.

The family requests memorial expressions to be directed to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church or Hospice of North Iowa.

Fullerton Hage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Charles City, is in charge of arrangements.

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Florence May Barr, 91, the daughter of Edith (Bell) and Ernest Meyer, was born March 14, 1911, in Basset and died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003 at the Floyd County Memorial Hospital in Charles City. Florence and her husband, Roland, lived at 801 Blunt Parkway in Charles City, however, from 1976 until 1998, they also treasured their friends, the weather and their home in Tucson, Ariz.

Memorial services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003, at Fullerton Hage Funeral Home, 401 Blunt Street, Charles City with Rev. Dennis Niezwaag officiating. The family greeted relatives and friends one hour prior to the service. Inurnment will be held privately at a later date. The family requests memorial expressions to be directed to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church or Hospice of North Iowa.

Florence attended school at the Bassett Country School and relished memories of her 8th grade graduation. Florence and Roland were married, Oct. 9, 1928, in Dumont. She took great pride in nurturing her family with love and her wonderful cooking ability. Her family claims that Florence created and served the best potato salad ever and also treated them to other favorites, such as fried chicken and a large variety of baked goods. When in season, fresh strawberries were picked from her patch to top off ice cream. When speaking of desserts, her family recalls that any kind of pickle accompanied any kind of dessert she ate. Some of Florence's interests, passions and leisure activities included preparing and eating picnic lunches with her family and friends, knitting and crocheting, holidays, researching vacation spots, eating hot peppers, reading and tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. She maintained a great sense of humor and a sharp memory throughout her life. The family has fond memories of their fishing vacations in Minnesota and time spent on the porch swing and gatherings in the back yard of their home.

Florence is survived by her four children, Roland "Ron" Barr and wife, Annette of Mercedes, Texas; Dennis Barr and wife, Faye of Cresco; Merrilinn Onstine and husband, Richard of Maple Valley, Wash.; and Richard Barr and wife, Kathy of Charles City. She will also be sadly missed by her two sisters, Wilma Huffman and husband, Bill of Tucson, Ariz. and Bernice Larson Taglin of Charles City; her 15 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and 15 great great grandchildren. Many other relatives and friends survive her.

Preceding Florence in death is her husband, Roland R. Barr; her parents; one grandson, David Barr; one sister, Ruth Huffman; and her four brothers, Wendell Meyer, Mark Meyer, John Meyer and Bernard Meyer.

Fullerton Hage Funeral Home in Charles City was in charge of arrangements.

EDITOR'S NOTE - The above obituary is being re-printed due to some inadvertent omissions.


 

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