|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1853|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1944|
Funeral services for Mrs. Clara M. Barr, 90 years old, who died yesterday morning at her home, 405 North Moffet avenue, will be held at 2:30 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Thornhill-Dillon chapel, with the Rev. Otto C Seymour, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope cemetery.
Mrs. Barr, a pioneer Joplin resident who was the oldest surviving member of the First Presbyterian church, had been ill with pneumonia since Sunday night. The body will lie in state at the Thornhill-Dillon mortuary until the funeral hour.
She was a sister of Joseph K. Wingert, prominent Joplin business man who died last December 4. She had made her home here more than 67 years.
To Joplin in 1876.
Widow of Edward P. Barr, prominent shoe merchant here for about 40 years, Mrs. Barr came to Joplin as a bride in May, 1876. She was born June 15, 1853, at Wellersburg, Pa. Her father was Jeremiah Wingert; her mother the former Mary Weller, for whose family the town of Wellersburg was named.
For 30 years after coming to Joplin, Mr. and Mrs. Barr made their home at Eighth street and Virginia avenue, after which they moved to the home where they lived until their death. Mr. Barr was in the shoe business at 523 Main street, 304 Main street and at Eighth and Main streets. He died in 1917.
Invalid Seven Years.
As the result of a fall in which a hip was broken Mrs. Barr had been an invalid seven years. She was a member of the Y.W.C.A.
Survivors include two sons, E.H. Barr, 1926 Moffet avenue, and A.W. Barr, 405 North Moffet avenue; four daughters, Mrs. R.A. Pearson, 401 North Moffet avenue; Mrs. Mary B. Scott, 1922 Moffet avenue; Miss Clara Barr of the home address and Mrs. H.C. Sahlmann of Birmingham, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Eva White of Roanoke, Va.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Joplin Globe Jan 12 1944
Mount Hope Cemetery
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