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