Cleona Barr, 91

Cleona Barr, 91, of Timbercrest Church of the Brethren Home, North Manchester, died at 8:18 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Timbercrest Healthcare.

She was born Feb. 19, 1927, in Gettysburg, Ohio, to James Q. and Ruth (Minnich) Neher.

Cleona was a 1945 graduate of Gettysburg High School and a 1949 graduate of Manchester College, majoring in music education with a concentration in violin. She married Ernest G. Barr in Gettysburg, on June 3, 1949. She was a homemaker and taught piano in her home many years. She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren. Cleona was an accomplished needle crafter, was an avid reader, and music was the love of her life. She lived in the Indianapolis area 40 years, before moving to North Manchester in 2006. 

She is survived by her husband, Ernest G. Barr of North Manchester; daughter, Kathleen (Stephen) Barr Hollenberg of Goshen; son-in-law, David W. Miller of Decatur, Ill.; four grandchildren, Robert (Jeanesse) Miller of Wheaton, Ill., C. Scott (Holly Nelson) Hollenberg of Frederick, Md., Julia Hollenberg of Seattle, Wash., and Stephanie Hollenberg of Boston, Mass.; three great-grandsons, Asher Miller, Miles Miller, and Benjamin Miller, all of Wheaton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Carol Miller, and her brother, Maynard Neher.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, June 3, 2018, at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester, with Kurt Borgmann officiating. Family will receive friends 1-3 p.m., Sunday at Timbercrest. Arrangements by Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, North Manchester.

Memorials may be given to Timbercrest Retirement Community or Manchester Church of the Brethren.

The memorial guest book for Cleona may be signed at

Posted on 2018 May 29