ROBERT LEE BARR JR AND
MARGARET FERRIS-BARR FAMILY
Children: Charles, Thomas, Michael, and Robert Lee III,
Robert Lee "Bob" Barr Jr. was born 3/09/1921 Shackelford, Missouri, to Robert Lee Barr and Frances Amelia "Millie" Weis-Barr. This was the year the United States formally ends World War I, declaring a peace with Germany. He grew up with four brothers and two sisters in Saline County, Missouri. He was raised on a farm near Sweet Springs, Missouri. After graduating from Sweet Springs High School, he moved to Kansas City to work for Sears. In Kansas City, he met and would marry the love of his life, Margaret Ferris.
Margaret "Marge" Teresa Ferris-Barr was born in January 1923, to John Ferris and Ann Coughlin-Ferris. Time Magazine hits news stands for the first time a few weeks after her arrival, and Roy and Walt Disney founded The Walt Disney Company later that year.
John Ferris and Ann Coughlin-Ferris Family
Patty Ferris (m. Joe Williams); Mary Ferris (m. Bill Leonard); Marge Ferris (m. Bob Barr);
In 1943, Robert joined the U.S. Navy, where he became a pilot. In the Navy, he was trained on various aircraft including the SNF and the SB2C and to land planes on an aircraft carrier. After WWII, Bob and Marge settled in Kansas City, where they raised a very close family of seven children, (four sons and three daughters). After working for Sears, Bob enjoyed a career as an owner operator of BARR'S Standard Service Stations, and founded BRB Transmission.
Bob was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church and was a 4th degree Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed his family and friends, and working on charity functions, many that Marge was actively involved in.
Bob loved to fish and hunt. As an expert on mushrooms, he loved hunting Morel mushrooms and would take his family to his favorite hunting places. These were special outings that often included camping trips with Bob's brothers, nephews and nieces, all of which loved their Uncle Bob and Aunt Marge. Bob was master of cooking potatoes on these trips for the rest of his family.
Margaret Teresa Ferris-Barr would pass September 4th, 2004 in Kansas City, Missouri, and Robert Lee Barr, Jr, died on February 29th, 2008.
Robert Lee Barr III b. m. Mary Frances Stuart. Three children Robert IV, Sara S, and Emily M.
Michael Joseph Barr m. Lyn A. Brown. Three daughters Jessica L, Megan E, and Kathryn L.
Mary Patricia Barr m. Gerye Burson.
Margaret "Peggy" Barr m. Mike Shields. Three children Ryan M Shields, Amy R Shields, Angie E Shields.
Thomas Ferris Barr m. (1) Marcia C. Giblin.
Charles Anthony Barr m. Kim Kollman. Three sons David A, Matthew C, and Ethan T.
Katherine Amelia Barr m. Mark Wirtz. Three sons Michael J Wirtz, Jonathon J Wirtz, and Steven P Wirtz.