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Lawrence E. Barr

October 1, 1924 February 26, 2016
Lawrence E. Barr
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LAWRENCE E. "LARRY" BARR, 91, of Resthave Home in Morrison, IL, formerly of Fulton, IL, died Friday, February 26, 2016 at Resthave Home. Larry was born October 1, 1924, in Bement, IL, to Asa Eugene and Julie (James) Barr. He was educated in the rural Hammond, IL grade schools and was a graduate of Hammond High School. He married Clara "Cookie" Houzenga on July 5, 1949 in Fulton, IL. She died January 20, 2002. Larry was employed by Bunge Grain Terminal in Albany, IL, for several years. He was a former member of the Fulton Presbyterian Church and a current member of the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison. He enjoyed working on jigsaw puzzles and was an avid reader of Louis L"Amour novels. Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Smith of Clinton, IA; one son, Richard "Rick" Barr of Morrison, IL; three grandchildren, Brad (Araceli) Whistler, David (Kirsten) Basco, Shannon (Erik Dannett) Smith; three great grandchildren, Benton Meggenberg, Claire Smith-Dannatt and Santiago Whistler. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; one daughter, Rita Whistler; three sisters, Virginia Long, Betty Miller and Joanne Remrey; three brothers, Bill Barr, Glenn Barr and Charles Barr.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, ILOFFICIATING: Rev. Dr. Michael Selburg, Pastor of first Presbyterian ChurchVISITATION: From 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service on Tues. March 1st, at the First Presbyterian Church in Morrison, IL.INTERMENT: Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton, IL.

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