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Barr - Grace I.

Fri, Oct 10th, 2003
Posted in Obituaries

Grace I. Barr, 96, of Canton, formerly of St. Charles and Rochester, died September 30, 2003 at Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel, where she had lived the past four years.

Grace I. Small was born Aug. 18, 1907, in rural St. Charles and attended St. Charles High School. On Oct. 18, 1928, she married Howard A. Barr in Winona. They farmed in the St. Charles area until 1944 and then lived in Rochester until moving to Canton in 1974. Mrs. Barr was a domestic for many years and worked part time at J.C. Penney for several years. Her husband was employed at Mayo Clinic. He died Nov. 2, 1983. She was a member of Newburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Adeline (Lyall) Wegner of Rochester and Dolores Booth of Rushford; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, a granddaughter, two great-grandchildren, five sisters and two brothers.

The funeral for Grace I. Barr was October 4, 2003 at Newburg United Methodist Church in rural Mabel, with the Rev. Jeanne L. Martin officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Roble Funeral Service in Spring Grove was in charge of arrangements.

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