By The Mercury

Marietta Elizabeth Barr, 94, of Wamego, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Valley Vista Good Samaritan Center.  Marietta was born on Sept. 18, 1919, in rural Flush. She married Russell N. Barr on Feb. 9, 1945.  He preceded her in death. Marietta was a homemaker, but also owned and operated the Wamego Book Store in the 1960s and then worked for Kansas State University food service.

She is survived by her children, Nancy Shoup, Janet Barr, Neil Barr (Kathie) and Curtis Barr (Sarah); four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Wamego. Following the service, Marietta’s body will be cremated and a private inurnment will be held.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., at the church, with a rosary beginning at 7 p.m.

Campanella-Evans Mortuary, Wamego, is handling arrangements.

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