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Dorothy Walters Barr

February 21, 1926 — November 19, 2014

Dorothy Walters Barr, 88 years old, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, at the E. A. Hawse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baker, WV. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends had sustained her throughout a prolonged illness. Dorothy was born on February 21, 1926, in Moorefield, WV, to the late Amos Ray Walters and Anna Susan Burns Walters. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 53 years, Ruby E. Barr, a teacher and artist. She was also predeceased by two sisters, Betty Mendolia and Helen Walters; four brothers: Albert Walters, Amos Walters, Gene Walters and Paul Walters; grandson Ryan Ludwick; and great-granddaughter Jordan Ludwick. Dorothy is survived by six children: her son Allen Barr and his wife Nancy of Martinsburg, WV, her son Gary Barr and his wife Barbara of Berryville, VA, her daughter Joyce Ludwick of Martinsburg, WV, her son Kenneth Barr and his wife Trina of Hagerstown, MD, her daughter Susan Crisler and her husband Terry of Berryville, VA, and her son Eric Barr of Front Royal, VA. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, . . . Proverbs 31:28. She is also called Gramma by ten grandchildren: Melanie Metcalf, Jason Barr, Christopher Barr, Michael Barr, Adam Ludwick, Bradley Barr, Stefanie Trimble, Zachary Crisler, Ashley Crisler Szewczyk and Megan Crisler. In addition to her ten grandchildren, she was proud to have sixteen great-grandchildren: Allison and Matthew Metcalf; C.J., Hannah, Andrew and Claire Barr; Elizabeth, Katherine and Eric Barr; Reese, Ryan and Thaddeus Ludwick; Sofia and Ava Barr; and Logan and Aubrey Crisler. Dorothy is also survived by two sisters: Mary Susan Eye of Moorefield, WV, and Catherine Riggleman of Berkeley Springs, WV, and a brother, Lawrence Walters of Flat Rock, MI. A loving mother and homemaker, Dorothy was an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her family and friends. In fact, she was a cook for Hardy County Schools for over 15 years. Dorothy had a steadfast faith in God. She was a member of the Oak Dale Presbyterian Chapel in Rig, WV. Over the years, she was very involved with the church and Presbyterian Women. She was also a member of the C.E.O.S. and the Order of the Eastern Star in Moorefield, WV. The family will receive friends from 5:00 8:00 PM, Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street in Moorefield, WV. The funeral service celebrating Dorothys life will be held the following day at the Moorefield Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 23, 2014, at 2:00 PM, with the Rev. Katherine Jackson officiating. Interment will follow at the Newhouse Cemetery at Rig, WV. Memorial donations may be made to the E.A. Hawse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, P.O. Box 70, Baker, WV 26801, whose staff is to be commended for the wonderful care given to Dorothy for over 7 years, or to the Oak Dale Presbyterian Chapel, P.O. Box 653, Moorefield, WV 26836.
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Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

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Moorefield Presbyterian Church

109 S Main St, Moorefield, WV 26836

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