Mary Fouts Barr – December 16, 2017

Mary Fouts Barr (nee Farmer), 93, of New Philadelphia died December 16, 2017.

The beloved daughter of the late George A. and Grace W. Owens Farmer, she was born August 24, 1924, in Uhrichsville, Ohio. She was a 1942 graduate of Uhrichsville High School.  During World War II, she served as a clerk for the Air Service Command at Wright Patterson Air Field and in the same capacity for the Army Corps of Engineers in Columbus, Ohio.  She was secretary for the First Presbyterian Church of New Philadelphia for 14 years where she had been a member for over 61 years.  She served the church as a deacon and as a member of Presbyterian Women.  She was also a life member of the Lady Elks and was active in the New Philadelphia Bridge Club.  She loved playing bridge and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandsons.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, her high school sweetheart, Robert V. Fouts, and her second husband, Reverend W. Stuart Barr.  She is survived by daughter Susan M. (Robert) Banker of Strasburg, Ohio; son Douglas R. (Jill) Fouts of Streetsboro, Ohio; three grandchildren, Jennifer Still (Tom) Hostetler of New Philadelphia, Ryan T. Fouts (Kayleigh) Still of Orville, Ohio, and Kristen Fouts (Michael) Lukas of Hudson, Ohio; two great-grandsons, Drew B. Hostetler and Brennen Hostetler, both of New Philadelphia, Ohio; two step-daughters, Kathy (John) Albright of North Canton and Patsy (Pat) Mazzulo of Washington state; and one step-granddaughter, Angie Mazzulo, also of Washington state.

Cremation will take place through the care of the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia and services celebrating Mary’s life will be planned at a later date to take place in the spring. Friends may also send a personal condolence to the family and sign the online registry by visiting the funeral home website, www.GeibCares.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 217 East High Avenue, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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