Ralph David Barr, 68, of Payson, Illinois, formerly of Laddonia, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri.
Mr. Barr was born February 13, 1951 in Hannibal, Missouri, a son of Glen Barr Sr. and Wanda Madeline (Tapley) Barr.
Ralph was first married to Frances Helen Schumacher and had 2 children, Lisa and Teddy. He later married Theresa Lynn (Carter) Ellerman on May 26, 2010 in Bowling Green, Missouri. She survives at the home in Payson, Illinois.
Ralph and Theresa have lived in Payson, Illinois the last 3 years. Prior to that, he lived in Spencerburg, Missouri for 11 years and in Laddonia for over 35 years.
In previous years, Ralph was employed with Kaiser/National brick plant in Mexico. He then went to work at Fulton State Hospital as a counselor’s aide. Later he worked for Harbison Walker brick plant where he was employed for over 15 years before retiring.
Ralph was an avid outdoorsman who knew all about nature, plants, flowers and anything that grew outside. He enjoyed fishing, mushroom hunting and hunting and collecting arrowheads. Ralph was a big civil war buff and loved going to the reenactments as well as participating. He liked genealogy as well. Ralph was an animal lover and had chickens, turkeys, cats, dogs and guineas.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Theresa Lynn Barr, of Payson, Illinois; daughter and son-in-law, Lisa Irene and Bo Warden, of Waynesville; mother-in-law, Anna Hecox, of Payson, Illinois; four grandchildren, Jacob Lee Wieberg, of Centralia, Beau Lyndel Whittle and Blake Eleanor Whittle, of Dixon, Kale Powell, of Festus; two great-grandchildren, Jocelynn Marie Irene Wieberg and Benjamin Lee Wieberg, of Centralia; brothers and sisters and spouses, Jude Elaine Turner, of St. Charles, Jacqueline Diane “Jackie” and Gordon Schrader, of St. Peters, Donnie Barr, of Middletown, Tami and Bill Leverett, of Middletown, Glen Allen and Sandy Barr Jr., of Montgomery City; in addition to several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Ted Alan “Teddy” Barr; infant sister and nephew, Matthew A. Leverett.
Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 25, 2019 at the Myers Funeral Home in Middletown. Rev. John Foster officiated.
Burial was in Fairmount Cemetery in Middletown. Serving as pallbearers were Donnie Barr, Glen Allen Barr, Shawn Enochs, Bill Leverett, Beau Whittle and Jacob Wieberg. Honorary pallbearers were Madeline Barr, Charlie Leverett and Jamie Shaw.
Visitation was held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service, Sunday, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions were suggested to Quincy Humane Society c/o Myers Funeral Home, 203 East Bates Street, Wellsville, MO 63384.
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