|Birth: ||Sep. 23, 1897|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 2000|
Fern was born on a farm near Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., IL, to Samual Addison & Lottie L. Crolew Applegate. She was an only child. She m. Walter Warren Barry on 05 Jun 1919, at Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL. Walter died in 1972 and Fern continued to take care of the farm they lived on until her death at the age of 102yrs 9ms. She was a very special Lady.
Fern Barry - Services for centenarian Elsie Fern Barry, of rural Hillsboro, will be held at 3 pm Monday in Bass Funeral Home, Hillsboro. The Rev James Howie, pastor of Waveland Presbyterian Church and the Rev Elmer Fenton of Greenville, will officiate. Burial will be in Waveland Cemetery in rural Hillsboro....
Mrs Barry, 102 years old on September 23, was known to many in the area as "Auntie Fern" or "Granny". She died Thursday, June 8, 2000, at 6:28 pm in Hillsboro Hospital.
She resided in Hillsboro Twp all of her life. She attended Hillsboro High School for three years, earning enough credentials to teach. She taught school for one year before her marriage.
She was a member of the Waveland Presbyterian Church for 81 years and taught Sunday School there for many of those years. He was a member of Hermon Chapter 97 of the Order of Eastern Star and the Home Comfort Club.
She was born in the Woodsboro neighborhood of Montgomery Co, a daughter of S Addison and Lottie Corlew Applegate. She married Warren Barry on Jun 5, 1919 in Litchfield; he died Jul 11, 1972.
Surviving are a daughter, Lela Garrett of Fort Pierce FL; son, Henry Barry and wife Joyce of Tacoma WA; five grandchildren, Mark Barry, Beth Gunderson, both of Tacoma; Scott Davidson, Linda Adkins, both of Arlington TX; Larry Garrett of Fort Pierce; and nine great grandchildren. Others surviving include a daughter in law, Ann Davidson of Arlington, TX.
Preceding her in death was a son, Harry Barry in 1951 and a grandson. [News Herald, Litchfield, 9 June 2000 - Submitted by: Lynn Boyd Reener]
Samuel Addison Applegate (1866 - 1943)
Lottie Laraine Corlew Applegate (1867 - 1927)
Walter Warren Barry (1894 - 1972)
Harold Lesley Barry (1920 - 1951)*
Created by: Janice Hensley
Record added: Mar 21, 2007
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