Virginia M. “Ginny” Barr, 91, of Winamac, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 8, 2022 at Waterford Place Health Campus in Kokomo, IN.
She was born on April 13, 1931 in Chicago, IL to the late Arthur and Alice [Friedland] Olson. A few years later, the Olson family moved to a farm in Jefferson Township in rural Pulaski County, IN. Virginia attended Brush College Elementary School and graduated from Winamac High School in1949.
After high school, she earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from South Bend College of Commerce.
Virginia married David W. “Dave” Barr II on April 7, 1951 in Winamac. Together they operated Winamac Cleaners and Snow White Laundry for 34 years, which they purchased from Dave’s father in 1959. Virginia had previously been employed as a bookkeeper for Von Tobel’s Lumber Co.
Virginia was a devoted member of Bethel Bible Church in Winamac where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She was also a member of Alpha Iota International Honor Society, Lambda Sigma Chi, and Kitchen Kadettes Home-Ec Club. Virginia was an avid Purdue Basketball/Football fan and lifetime member of the John Purdue Club. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, and sewing. Many wonderful summers were spent at the family cottage on Bass Lake where family and friends have gathered since 1904. Most of all, Virginia loved spending time with her family. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by:
Randy (Debbie) Barr, Willis, TX Son
Christine (Michael) Gilman, Winamac, IN Daughter
Craig (Pam) Barr, Kokomo, IN Son
Chad (Kristy) Gilman, Grandson
Natalie Gilman, Granddaughter
Justin (Megan) Barr, Grandson
Heather (Ronald) Perry, Granddaughter
Angela (Travis) Kovar, Granddaughter
Lauren (Zach) Decker, Granddaughter
Emily Barr, Granddaughter
Landon Barr, Great Grandson
Aubrey Barr, Great Granddaughter
Kylie Barr, Great Granddaughter
Blair Perry, Great Granddaughter
Hudson Perry, Great Grandson
Parker Kovar, Great Granddaughter
Kipton Kovar, Great Grandson
Charlene (Ralph) Fritz, Winamac, IN Sister
Marjorie Barr Thompson, Sister-in-law
Several Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Arthur and Alice [Friedland] Olson, Parents
David W. “Dave” Barr II, Husband
Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM EDT Friday, May 13, 2022 at Bethel Bible Church in Winamac, IN with Pastors Ron DeGraaff and Don Whipple officiating.
Burial will take place at Winamac Cemetery in Winamac, IN.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM EDT Thursday, May 12, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Bethel Bible Church.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.