Virginia Barr

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Virginia M. “Ginny” Barr, 91, of Winamac, IN 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.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN. 


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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, May 12, 2022
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States


10:00 am - 11:00 am
Friday, May 13, 2022
Bethel Bible Church
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Funeral Services

11:00 am
Friday, May 13, 2022
Bethel Bible Church
Winamac, Indiana, United States


Winamac Cemetery
West Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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