She was born March 27, 1915, northwest of Chetopa to Luther and Eva (Thompson) Wiley. She grew up and attended schools in the Chetopa area and was a graduate of Labette County Community High School in Altamont.
She married George Arthur Barr on April 11, 1936, in Oswego. He preceded her in death Dec. 12, 1987.
She and her husband established Barr Lumber Co. in January 1959. Following his death, she and her son continued to operate the business until December 2007.
She was a member of the First Christian Church in Chetopa, the Chetopa Chamber of Commerce, Chetopa Garden Club and was an original member of the Belmore Apartments Board of Directors.
She loved arts and crafts, sewing and tending her flower gardens. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Wright and her husband, Joe, of Welch, Okla.; a grandson, Joe Bob Wright and his wife, Elizabeth, of Miami, Okla.; two great-grandsons, Bart and Drew Wright; five sisters, Darlene Thomas and her husband, Bill, Wintress Stine and her husband, Bob, all of Bartlesville, Okla., Imogene Miller of Bernice, Okla., Marcella Braley of Oswego and Luvonne Hucke of Mound Valley; and sister-in-law, Betty Wiley of Oswego.
She was also preceded in death by a son, Dwane Barr, on Jan. 16; a grandson, Bart Wright; a great-grandson, Nathan Wright; and a brother, Milan Wiley.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church in Chetopa. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Chetopa. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.
Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church in Chetopa. These may be left at or sent to the funeral home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, 67336.