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Doris Jane Barr

Mrs. Doris Jane (Miller) Barr, 95, of Columbus, formerly of Amanda, Ohio passed away on March 20, 2018 at Friendship Village in Columbus.  She was born on November 5, 1922 in Amherst, Ohio, to the late Franklin S. and Christine (Gruse) Miller.  Doris was a graduate of Amherst High School (1940) and Oberlin College (1944). She retired as a math teacher from the Columbus City Schools.  Doris was the beloved wife of the late Wallace Barr, Jr. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Ruth Steinhaus Wells and Phylllis “Feef” Kirschner Dellefield and numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Doris is survived by her son, William C. Barr (Sherry) of Rosenberg, TX, daughter, Leslie J. Warnock (Robert) of Fairfield, OH, and son Dean D. Barr (Jennifer) of Marine on St. Croix, MN; grandchildren, Timothy Barr, Erica Barr Weiss, Rachel Barr Divin, Sean Warnock, Aaron Warnock, Todd Warnock, Jason Barr, Justin Barr, and Sam York; and great-grandchildren Ariana Barr, Natalya Barr, Caelan Weiss, Marcus Weiss, Marissa Divin, Addilyn Divin, Tomas Divin, Bronwyn Warnock, Sebastian Warnock, Caleb Warnock and Graham Warnock. She was a member of Amanda Presbyterian Church and Central College Presbyterian Church. Doris will be forever remembered for many loving, humorous, gracious and good-natured acts; her love of family, her sense of humor, her love of the Barr farm in Amanda, Ohio, her unintentional service to NASA as the high school advanced math teacher of future Astronaut Neil Armstrong, her steady stream of antics in partnership with younger sister Feef, her depth of love, enjoyment and pride of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her life-long modeling of “PMA” (positive mental attitude). Further, there is no doubt that Doris Barr was someone to be counted on to show up whenever friends, family or community members needed a compassionate boost in spirit. Those who wish may donate in Doris' name to the Amanda Clearcreek Alumni Endowment Fund, PO Box 275, Amanda, OH 43102; Amanda Presbyterian Church, 141 Church St. Amanda, OH 43102; and Central College Presbyterian Church, 975 South Sunbury Rd., Westerville, OH 43081. Friends and family members are invited to attend the memorial service, officiated by Rev. David Redding, at 2:00 p.m. Friday April 20 at Friendship Village, 5800 Forest Hills Blvd, Columbus, Ohio. A private internment will take place at the Amanda Township Cemetery, Amanda, Ohio. Taylor Funeral Home is handling arrangements in Amanda.


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I was in school with Leslie. Mrs. Barr was my 7th grade math and home teacher. When I started teaching my second school assignment was at Indianola. and she became a trusted guide in all I did. My sympathy to my friend Leslie and her entire family.

Janet Binau Eyman Mar 25 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs. Barr was my middle school math teacher. She was encouraging, helpful, and caring. I loved her calm manner and warm smile. She made working problems at the board such fun. Math became my favorite subject, and it was my favorite subject to teach in elementary school "We can do no great things, only small things with great love.' (Mother Teresa)

Barbara Shulters Kimball Mar 24 2018 12:00 AM

I have wonderful memories of growing up next door to the Barrs. Doris and Wally were good friends to all of the neighborhood kids. My condolences to Dean, Bill, and Leslie.

Ken Kibbey Mar 24 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs Barr, along with Mr Sims, were my mentors when I first started teaching instrumental music at Indianola Junior High School in1967. As a rookie teacher she was very helpful and very kind with her words. My condolences to all of the family.

Joe Antonelli Mar 24 2018 12:00 AM

Leslie and family, so very sorry for your loss. Doris will be missed. She was a positive spirit also with her Friendship Village Columbus family. It was a honor to have her part of our family. Thanking for allowing to help care for her.
Many Blessings
Lisa Burkhart

Lisa Burkhart Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to the family. May the God of all comfort give yout he comfort you need to endure this difficult time (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)

gc Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs Barr was my math teacher many years ago at Indianola Jr. High and was well liked. My sympathy to all her family.

Connie Watson Feder

Connie Watson Feder Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM

Mrs. Barr was my math teacher at Indianola Jr. High w/o her patience and help I doubt if I ever wouldve gotten thru math . She always had a smile on her face , she was stern but fair...

Bill Henson Mar 23 2018 12:00 AM