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Colleen Barr

Colleen Barr

Colleen V., nee Kirkpatrick, Barr; 91, of Collinsville, IL , formerly of New Athens, IL was born on September 2, 1922 in Tilden, IL; passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Barr was a beautician. She was a member of the First Methodist Church in New Athens, IL. She was also a member of the Alton Miniature Club; St. Louis Miniature Museum; the New Athens Lions Club Women’s Association; and R.S.V.P. Choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Myrtle, nee Williams, Kirkpatrick. Her husband Walter “Mike” Barr whom she married on March 6, 1941 and who passed away on August 3, 1987. Her son Ronald Matthew Barr who passed away on March 3, 2000. 1 brother – Vernell Kirkpatrick.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law – LeeAnn Barr of Collinsville, IL. Her grandchildren – Ronda (Donavon) Weber of Alton, IL; Christina “Tina” (Richard) McFadden of Belleville, IL; James (Debbie) Cook Jr. of Florissant, MO; Tina Cook of Florissant, MO. Her great-grandchildren – Ashley Griswold; Jacob McFadden; Michael Glen; Zachary Cook. 1 brother – Conrad (Brenda) Kirkpatrick of Virginia. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Memorials may be made to the First Methodist Church of New Athens.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Friday, October 18, 2013 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 11:00am with Rev. Ron Chase officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Administrator says:

    My sympathy to the family. Colleen was such a dear friend to my Mom, she’ll be truly missed.

    Posted by: Jeanne (Hacker) Jansen Oct 16, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    My sympathy and love to Colleens family and such a good and special friend and even a neighbor for awhile. But our church times together of Bible Studies, UMW, committees and just Sundays together for so many years have given me a good friend and now will miss being with her. We kept in touch some, and you always plan to do better, and yet we never stopped thinking of each other and the good times. Love you and miss you Colleen, Dorothy

    Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – good friend Oct 16, 2013

  3. Administrator says:

    ….our hearts go out to the family.

    Posted by: Dan & Brenda Altis – Marshfield, MO – friends of family Oct 17, 2013

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