Edith Lorene Barr, 88, of Newton, died Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at Nelson Manor. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 at the Kellogg United Methodist Church in Kellogg. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the church in Kellogg. Memorials to the Kellogg United Methodist Church may be left at the church during the service or at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.
Lorene, the daughter of Rayand Edith (Chedester) Foster, was born Jan. 18, 1929, in Grinnell. She graduated from Newburg High School. Lorene was united in marriage with Floyd A. Barr on June 5, 1949 at the Kellogg United Methodist Church. Lorene and Floyd made their home in rural Kellogg where Lorene was a homemaker. She was a member of the Kellogg United Methodist Church, Rushville Women and the Amboy Grange. Lorene enjoyed playing cards and painting Santas with Pauline. She was also a great cook; her family especially enjoyed her homemade noodles, tuna fish pie, fried chicken and pies.
Lorene is survived by her children, Pauline (Steve) Hesson of Newton, Colleen Lundberg of Waterloo, Carroll (Barb) Barr of Newton, Sam (Denise) Barr of Cedar Falls and Dale (Jody) Barr of Kellogg; grandchildren, Aaron Hesson, Jennifer (Rob) Heffernen, Stephanie Lundberg, Chad Barr, Heather Bucklin, Benjamin (Nikki) Barr, Bob Long, Bethany Barr, Michael Barr, Anna Barr, Abbie Barr, Ryan Barr and Jessica (Mike) Rother; great-grandchildren, Kalob, Carly, Jacob, Andrew, Adrianna, Grant, Brandon, Courtney, Leah, Lexi, Carson, Lehvi, Tyler, Alex, Emma, Paige, Audrey, Zella and Ruby; her sister, Wanda Burkett of Grinnell; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Floyd; granddaughter, Sarah Hesson; and a brother, Gerald Foster.