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James E. Barr, 82, of Overland Park, Kansas passed peacefully on May 28, 2013 at his home. Jim was born October 9, 1930, to Jesse and Ethel Barr of South Park, Kansas. He married Della M. Shippy on April 28, 1956.
Jim worked at the Kansas City Star, served in the Navy and retired from Deluxe Check Printing. He is survived by his loving wife, Della, two daughters, Colleen Wheatley of O.P., KS; Sherry Pickands (Alex) of Charlottesville, VA and one son, James E. Barr, Jr. of Blue Springs, MO; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, John Barr (Dixie), and sister Betty Bryant.
Jim had a spunky sense of humor and was a loved deeply by his family and friends. He loved traveling, music and reading. Mr. Barr drove a church bus on Sundays and a green van on Saturday nights to Youth for Christ rallies. He also taught children in the Caraway Street puppet program at First Baptist Church of Shawnee. He especially loved kids and wanted them to get to know Jesus as their friend and Savior.
Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church of Shawnee, 11400 Johnson Dr., Shawnee, KS on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 3 pm with visitation starting at 2 pm. The family suggests contributions to Hospice, Wounded Warriors or First Baptist of Shawnee.