Nov. 11, 1858 Rochester Fulton County Indiana, USA
Oct. 10, 1942 Rochester Fulton County Indiana, USA
Published in the Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, Saturday, October 10, 1942
Mrs. John R. BARR, well known resident of Rochester, died sometime Friday night as the result of a heart attack. She was found Saturday morning by Mrs. Harry PAGE and Mrs. A. L. DENISTON when they came to call at her apartment at 306 West 9th Street. Mrs. Barr, who would have been 84 years of age on November 11th, had called a doctor during the night but her condition was not regarded as serious. She was widely known in the Rochester and Akron communities where she resided most of her life. Her husband, John BARR, passed away seven years ago. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. The funeral will be held Monday at 2:00 p.m. at the residence of A. L. DENISTON, 1310 South Main Street. Complete details and obituary will appear in Monday's issue of The News-Sentinel.
Published in the Rochester(IN) News-Sentinel, Monday, October 12, 1942
Funeral services for Mrs. John R. BARR were held Monday afternoon, two o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, 1310 South Main street this city. Dr. S. A. STEWART, of LaPorte, Ind., and Rev. Glenn C. McGEE, pastor of the Rochester Presbyterian church, officiated and interment was made in the Barr family lot at the I.O.O.F. cemetery. Mrs. Barr, passed away in her sleep around 6 o'clock Saturday morning, October 10th at her home, 306 West 9th Street. Her death was attributed to coronary thrombosis. Friday evening, Mrs. Barr called her doctor to her home but her condition at that time was not regarded as serious. The deceased who spent her entire life in Rochester and vicinity had a legion of friends throughout Fulton and adjacent counties. She was one of the founders of the First Presbyterian church, of Rochester, and prior to her sudden demise, was the oldest living member. Mrs. Barr took an active interest in the work of her church and was also an ardent worker in charitable organizations of the city and county. She was one of the oldest members of the Manitou Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and was a past Regent. Eldora [ROBBINS], daughter of Dr. Alfred H. and Lucinda (SMALL) ROBBINS, was born in Rochester, Ind., on November 11th, 1858. The deceased was married twice, first in December of 1878 to Lycurgus E. RANNELLS, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. In a ceremony solemnized in May of 1894, she was united in marriage with John R. BARR. Mr. Barr passed away seven years ago. The survivors are: two daughters, Mrs. A. L. DENISTON, Mrs. Harry PAGE, both of Rochester; sons, Guy BARR, of this city; Earl BARR, of Louisville, Ky.; grandchildren, Mrs. Vernon B. BROWN, of Terre Haute; John RANNELLS, of Cincinnati; Mrs. Richard A. WALL, of Indianapolis; Mrs. Wayne ATKINSON, and William H. DENISTON, both of Rochester; Barr MONTGOMERY, of Indianapolis; John BARR, of Gary; Mrs. Ike NOE, of Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Fred ENSIGN, of Boise, Idaho; Mrs. Bill TIPMORE, of Elkhart; 14 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Alfred Hilton ROBBINS, of this city, and Fred E. ROBBINS, of Plymouth. A son, Robert A. RANNELLS, preceded in death.