Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

Death Notices

June 15, 2014

Grace Barr

Grace Barr, 87, Altamont, passed away at 10:25 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Lutheran Care Center, Altamont.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Gieseking Funeral Home, Altamont, with James Watts officiating. Burial will take place at Union Cemetery, Altamont. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today, June 16, and one hour prior to service time Tuesday at Gieseking Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.giesekingfh.com.

Grace was born Nov. 30, 1926, in Summit, Mississippi, to Leon and Lena (Boyd) Roberts. She married Earl M. Barr on Nov. 28, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 1994.

She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Baptist Church.

Grace is survived by her sons, James of Blue Mound, and Jack (Diana) and Clyde (Barbara), both of Altamont; daughter, Judy Farris of Terre Haute; brother, S.E. (Vandeen) Roberts of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi; and 11 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother; one grandaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

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