CLARENCE J BARR AND
MARIE ELIZABETH WITTMAN-BARR FAMILY
Photo taken July 1st, 2007 at the Barr Family reunion.
Clarence J. Barr was born August 28th 1898 to John Clarence Barr and Mary Frances Campbell in Shackelford, Missouri. It was the year the United States declared war on Spain, and would also annex the Hawaiian Islands. He grew up with one brother and five sisters on the John E. Barr and Bettie Sims-Barr farm.
Marie Wittman was born to William Lawrence Wittman and Christine Schuster-Wittman, on March 19th, 1920, at Putnam Hospital in Sweet Springs, Missouri. She would have six sisters (Bernice, Helen, Alice, Marguerite, Catherine, and Ruth), and two brothers, (Leonard, and Robert). Following graduation at Mercy Academy in Marshall, Missouri, she would marry Clarence J. Barr on June 28th, 1948.
Clarence and Marie had six children of their own. They would attend St. Peter Catholic Church, where Marie was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She had a solid relationship with the church, which she shared with her family and had may quiet times with her rosary and prayer book.
Marie Wittman-Barr would die on July 13th, 2011 at The Living Center in Marshall, Missouri. Loved very much by her family, It is said "Marie knew how to have fun and loved her travels with her husband. She had a strong love for all children, which up until her last days brought a smile to her face. CJ and Marie shared a 63-year romance that is unmatched, what a loving example."
Marie was survived by Clarence, their 17 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Her funeral services were at St. Peter Catholic Church in Marshall, with Fr. Kevin Gormley officiating. Marie Wittman-Barr was buried in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, with William W. Harlow officiating.
Robert Barr m. Renee Rebenspees. Marshall, MO. Three children Tyler Barr, Erin Barr, and Kayla Barr.
Paul A. Barr m. Maria Eble. Joplin, MO. daughter Brooke Barr.
Cathy Barr m. Charles Chuck Lynch b. 12/27/1954 Marshall, MO. dcsd. Son of William E. Lynch and Evelyn Gauldin-Lynch.
Locomotive engineer for KC Southern Railroad.
Mark Barr m. Tina Shoyer. Blue Springs, MO. Daughter Danielle Barr and son Brandon Barr.
Lisa Barr m. Brett McSparin. Blue Springs, MO.
Carol Marie Barr m. Ted Wolfe. Marshall, MO.
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