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Arla Barr

Arla B. Barr, 97 of Normal and formerly of Streator passed away Monday morning (Oct. 3rd) at Evergreen Village in Normal IL.

A visitation will be held on Saturday from 9-11AM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Services will be held on Saturday at 11AM at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Lostant Cemetery.

Arla was born on Aug 28, 1919 in Lostant, IL to Samuel and Lena (Kahn) Grivy.   

She married Charles Barr on August 29, 1941.  He passed away August 14, 1985.

Surviving are children, Bonnie (Bill) Monroe of Cincinnati, OH, Kenneth (Kay) Barr of Scottsdale, AZ, Kathleen (Bob) Matusik of Canton, IL and Carla (David) Hoeper of Hudson, IL., 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson and her sister, Dorothy Prafcke of Fargo, N. Dakota.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Amy Grant and Alberta, JoAnn and Ada Marie Grivy and brothers, Samuel, Robert and William Grivy.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Streator, where she was very active in various activities.   Arla was a 3rd grade teacher in the Streator School System who was loved and admired be all of her students.  Arla’s life centered on a strong faith, a genuine love, for family, friends, and all who knew her, her thoughtful words of encouragement and a quiet, listening ear.

Memorials may be directed to The Broadway Arms Community Living Facility where her grandson David Matusik resides, (203 Palm St. Canton, IL  61520 in C/O Katie Matusik) or to the donor’s choice.

 

Winterrowd Funeral Home

305 S. Park St.

Streator, IL  61364

815-672-2703

www.winterrowdfh.com

 

 


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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on October 8, 2016

Expression of Sympathy Oct 8 2016 12:00 AM

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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was ordered on October 8, 2016

Expression of Sympathy Oct 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arla Barr

Alison Behle Oct 8 2016 12:00 AM

Carla, I remember your mother as a feisty lady with the strong will God Rest her soul she is in a much better place

Marcus Oct 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arla Barr

Sharon Hoverson Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

I really only know Arla through the eyes of her daughter and my friend, Carla. Also through the sharing of wonderful stories from Arla's friends. Her living was an inspiration for us to be kind, thoughtful and loving...sweet, giving, prayerful. Memories of her will bring smiles and serenity. Hoping there's lots of chocolate at the service! So sorry I can't make the trip, Marge. My thoughts and prayers are with the Barr family. Love, Sharon

Sharon Hoverson Oct 7 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Arla's passing. She was one of the finest LADIES I knew. So kind and gentle and compassionate. Bonnie, please know you are in my thoughts.

Jo Daugherity Oct 6 2016 12:00 AM

My heartfelt sympathy to you all, always had a smile Andrew we could talk about
old times on Elm St. My prayers are with you all.
Nancy Gotch Trainor

St Petersburg,Fl Oct 5 2016 12:00 AM

Since I am unable to make it to Arla's service, I thought I would say a few words. I took care of Arla for two years up until her passing and she was one of the very first residents I had when I started at Evergreen Village in 2014. Since then, I have known Arla to be one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met. It was a joy to get to know her over the two years; including her love of flowers, gardens, tomatoes, and most important: chocolate. She has always been a friend to me, and she will be deeply missed. I am so sorry for your loss, and you have my deepest condolences.

Kristin Dougall Oct 5 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arla Barr

Kristin Dougall Oct 5 2016 12:00 AM

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