Dolores Irene (Coble) Barr

Dolores Irene (Coble) Barr, 92, formerly of Willow Springs, passed away on December 26, 2023, at Ozark Riverview Manor in Ozark, Mo. She was born July 20, 1931 to Ned and Irene Coble.
Dolores married Roy K Barr on October 11, 1949 and to this union three children were born, Mike, Nancy and Daphne.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ned and Irene Coble; sister, Dixie Ice and great-granddaughter Sophie Rushing.
Survivors include her husband of 74 years, Roy K Barr of Ozark; son, Mike (Dee) Barr of Bella Vista, AR.; daughters, Nancy (Joe) Beltz of Mountain View, MO., and Daphne McCormick of Springfield, MO.; sibling, Charlotte Curtis of New Port Richey, FL.; grandchildren, Shelli Kerr, Stephanie (Shawn) Beltz-Price, Brandon (Amy) Barr and Jason (Jill) Beltz and seven great-grandchildren.
Dolores was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to God and her family. She was saved at a young age and was a strong follower of Christ for all of her 92 years. She loved her family and prayed for all of them daily asking the Lord to work in their lives as he had in hers.  
She held jobs in Willow Springs working at a dress shop and the gas company for many years. But her favorite job was her family and her garden. She and Roy had beautiful yards and she tended many rosebushes every summer, growing beautiful blooms. She also enjoyed reading and never was without a book. She checked out multiple books from the library and even kept a "read and to read list" so she knew what she wanted to check out on the next trip to the local library.
She also enjoyed scrapbooking and put together many books of family and events throughout the years. For many summers, "the Coble Girls" would gather for a long weekend and scrapbooking was part of that time. It was always great to look back at the fun times and Dolores did a great job of keeping those memories for the family.
She and Roy traveled to all 48 states after they first retired, but home was always the Willow Springs area. She attended school in Cabool, and grew up on a small farm near Vanzant. She and her sisters told many stories about living and working on the farm. 
Funeral services were held December 30, at Yarber Mortuary, Willow Springs, Missouri, with Pastor Joel Hinds officiating. Interment will be in Willow Springs City Cemetery, Willow Springs, Missouri. Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, Willow Springs, Missouri. Condolences may be expressed at www.yarbermortuary.com.
 
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