Jeanne Withrow Barr, age 89 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:10 P.M. Saturday December 6, 2014 at the Village Green Nursing Home Greenville, Ohio. Jeanne was born April 14, 1925 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Harold A. & Olive (Dull) Withrow.
Jeanne retired in 1972 as the former co-owner with her husband John of the Greenville Machine & Tool Company.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville, a former member of the Greenville V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary of Greenville, was the former Music Director at the Nashville Methodist Church and had been Soloist for the Girls Glee Club in Dayton. Jeanne especially enjoyed spending time with her family and watching sporting events.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband John A. Barr February 14, 2003; grandchildren Shannon Renee Barr and Joseph C. Sink; son in law Larry Sink; brother Harold (Beatrice) Withrow Jr.; sisters Helen W. (Hayward) Geddes and Martha L. (Harold) Deeter,; brothers in law Jacob W. (Mary Louise) Barr, Forrest (Juanita) Barr and Lawrence E. (Evelyn) Barr.
Jeanne is survived by her children Marilyn A. “Becky” (Larry) Ellis of Greenville, Cindy L. Sink of Rossburg, Joseph W. (Tracy) Barr of New Madison, John M. (Diana) Barr of Lewisburg and Elisa B. (Gary) Besecker of Greenville; 16 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild; brother in law Robert M. (Phyllis) Barr of Jamestown and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday December 12, 2014 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with Chaplain Candi Null officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery New Madison, Ohio.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to Heartland Hospice.
Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com