Friday, May 8th, 2009
Complete Obituary
Richard Barr
  Richard S. Barr Sr., 83, 1007 Emerald Ave., Coldwater, died at 5 a.m. May 7, 2009, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born June 12, 1925, in Nashville, Tenn., to the late Morris Egan and Julia Shannon Ditto-Barr. On Jan. 24, 1948, he married Janice Solms Barr, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Richard S. Barr Jr., Coldwater, Dan (Georgene) Knapke, Tipp City, and Larry (Lorraine) Knapke, Coldwater; nine grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Deceased are a a brother, Morris Barr Jr.; a half brother, James Ditto; and a sister, Julia Barr-Johnson.
He graduated from Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tenn., and the University of Dayton. He taught and coached at Marion Local High School in Maria Stein and Coldwater elementary and high schools. He sold textbooks for several publishing companies and was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a front line surgical technician from 1943 to 1945. He was a member of Coldwater American Legion, Coldwater Veterans of Foreign Wars and a charter member of Mercer County Elks Lodge. He and his wife were the first directors of Coldwater Memorial Park.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. His body was donated to Wright State University School of Medicine Anatomical Gift Program.
Contributions can be made to Coldwater Memorial Park.
Arrangements are being handled by Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences can be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.
Additional obituaries for this date
a_d
Tuesday Night
Clear
2%
Wednesday
28°
Partly Sunny
Wednesday Night
26°
Chance Freezing Rain
37%
Thursday
37°
Freezing Rain Likely
76%
Thursday Night
19°
Chance Snow Showers
35%
Friday
23°
Mostly Cloudy
7%
Friday Night
10°
Partly Cloudy
6%
Saturday
28°
Mostly Cloudy
5%
Saturday Night
23°
Mostly Cloudy
31%
Sunday
29°
Snow Likely
65%
Sunday Night
12°
Chance Snow
50%
3 Day
Extended
a_da_d