Funeral services for Loeta Ruth Barr, 82, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016 in the Rose Chapel, Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Barr died 9:04 a.m., Saturday, December 24, 2016 at NHC HealthCare, West Plains. She was born May 9, 1934 in Ozark County, Missouri to Harley Homer Gunter and Radie Armenda Howard Gunter. She graduated from the West Plains High School with the Class of 1952 and on November 7, 1952, she was married at Salem, Arkansas to Donald Dale Barr who preceded her in death on May 25, 2013. Mrs. Barr enjoyed reading the Bible, scrap booking, quilting, recipe collecting, cooking, gardening, and taking care of people. She was a member of the Curry Street Church of Christ.
She is survived by two children, Gary Barr, wife, D’Laine and Ruth Neely, husband, Don, both of West Plains, Missouri; four grandchildren, Brad Barr, wife, Jennie, Rover, Missouri, Michael Neely, Springfield, Missouri, Alice Barr-Alba, husband, Ben, Westminster, California, and Allison Neely, Springfield, Missouri; two great-grandchildren, Bella Barr and Penelope Alba; one brother, James Terry Gunter, wife, Peggy, West Plains, Missouri; three sisters, Beryldene Finley, Roberta Goss and Diana Heselton, husband, Alan, all of West Plains, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, husband, two granddaughters, Angela and Nancy and one sister, Shirley Gunter, precede her in death.
Mrs. Barr will lie in state from 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 27th, until service time at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Elk Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Elk Creek Cemetery and left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.