|Birth: ||Jul. 17, 1878|
|Death: ||Sep. 17, 1955|
MRS. LAURA ALLEN BARR
Mrs. Laura Allen Barr, 77, of Forester, passed away Saturday afternoon [Sept. 17, 1955]* at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Lenk of Deckerville after a long illness.
Mrs. Barr, the former Laura Guild was born in Forester Township, September 28, 1877, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newman Guild.
On February 2, 1896 she was united in marriage to James P. Allen of Forester. Mr. Allen passed away on January 30 1948. They had celebrated their 52 wedding anniversary in February prior to his death. On June 9, 1952 she and Thomas Barr were married.
Mrs. Barr was a member of the East Marion Baptist Church and a former member of Forester Community Circle.
She is survived by her husband; two sons, Harry Allen of Deckerville and Ralph H Allen, Flint, three daughters, Mrs. Lenk, Deckerville, Mrs. Mabel Oleski and Mrs. Maude Hill, both of Forester; 32 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren, three step sons, Russell, Deckerville, Walter Barr and Thomas Barr Jr., both of Forester, two step daughters, Mrs. Ona Mills, Strong Michigan and Mrs. Lila Griffith, Croswell, 27 step grand children and several step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
One sister, Mrs. Albert Sweet of Deckerville and two brothers, George Guild and Frank R Reed preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held in the Forester Methodist church on Monday afternoon [Sept. 19, 1955]* at 2:00 p.m., Rev Verne Summers, pastor officiated, assisted by Rev. Chester Dundas, Center Line and Rev. Roy Richard, Nyberg. Burial was in Forrester Cemetery.
The remains were in the family home until the hour of the funeral.
*[dates] for clarification
Sandusky Republican Tribune, Thur Sept 22, 1955, pg 7
Newman Timothy Guild (1844 - 1918)
Nancy B Reed or Reid Guild (1847 - 1880)
James Percy Allen (1871 - 1948)*
Harry John Allen (1896 - 1982)*
Ralph H Allen (1899 - 1961)*
Sadie Irene Allen Lenk (1902 - 1996)*
Mabel E Allen Oleski (1905 - 1971)*
Maude Laura Allen Hill (1908 - 1999)*
Emily Jane Hollingswoth Guild Sweet (1866 - 1934)*
George Henry Guild (1874 - 1932)*
Laura Ann Guild Allen (1878 - 1955)
Forester Township Cemetery
Plot: Section C
Created by: Marian Jones
Record added: Aug 30, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116302785