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Helen Velma Bashaw Barr
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Birth: Aug. 12, 1913
Montgomery County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 14, 2012
Lake City
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA

Long time Scranton resident, Helen Velma Barr, age 98, died on February 14, 2012 at the Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Scranton with Rev. Charles Thompson officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 A.M. until the time of service on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Scranton Cemetery. Organist for the service will be Lula Garnes and soloist will be Robert Reck. Casket bearers will be Helen's grandchildren: Jeffrey Barr, Karen Murphy, Shelly TerHark, Monica Tews, Nancy Honeck, Kevin Barr, Nathan Barr, and Michelle Flatt. Honorary casket bearers will be the spouses of Helen's grandchildren: Patrick Murphy, Todd TerHark, Ron Tews, Bill Honeck, Jeannie Barr, and Jordan Flatt.

Helen was born the 12th of August 1913, the fourth of six children to Hebert Leonard and Anna Ethel (Binegar) Bashaw of rural Villisca, Iowa. She had two brothers, Harry, and Ed, and three sisters, Ethel, Vera and Geneva, all of whom preceded her in death. Helen graduated from Villisca High School in 1929 with a teaching certificate. On September 16, 1934 at Falls City, Nebraska, she married Clyde William Barr. After a brief tenure on the family farm near Elliot, Clyde and Helen moved to Des Moines where Clyde attended barber college. Upon his graduation in 1936, they moved to Atlantic where Clyde practiced his trade and Helen kept house. In 1937 their first son, Larry Conley was born to them. In the spring of that year, the family moved to Scranton where Clyde continued his barbering career and Helen kept house and raised their son. Two years later, in 1939 a second son, Allen Edward was born. A year later, the family moved to Jefferson and remained in the Jefferson Churdan area four more years. In 1943, with the coming of the War, the family returned to the family farm near Elliot. The following year a third son, Derryl Lee was born. In 1948 Helen and her family moved back to the Scranton area to raise purebred Angus Cattle. Still pursuing the cattle business, the family in 1950 moved to the farm a half mile east of the Scranton Cemetery where they would live for the next 44 years. Helen lost Clyde in January of 1994 and moved to town where she resided for the next 14 years. One of Helen's greatest joys and accomplishments was painting. Her works ranged from rustic rural setting to wild fowl and to song birds, cardinals being her favorite. Her many masterpieces were frequent gift requests for birthdays and at Christmas time. Helen was also known as a master cook whose fried chicken, Swiss steak, chicken and noodles, apple pies, and rye bread were without equal and found their way into several area cookbooks.

Helen is survived by her three sons, Larry (Gaye) of Scranton, Allen (Ruby) of Stevensville, Montana, and Derryl (Pam) of Indianola; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Family links: 
  Herbert Leonard Bashaw (1880 - 1926)
  Anna Ethel Binegar Bashaw (1882 - 1963)
  Clyde William Barr (1911 - 1994)*
  Harry Herbert Bashaw (1902 - 1986)*
  Ethel May Bashaw Talbot (1909 - 1983)*
  Vera Marie Bashaw (1910 - 2005)*
  Helen Velma Bashaw Barr (1913 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Scranton Township Cemetery
Greene County
Iowa, USA
Maintained by: Marty & Harley
Originally Created by: Williams
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85200931
Helen Velma <i>Bashaw</i> Barr
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 Added: Feb. 19, 2012

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