Barbara J. Chappell Barr, 90

Barbara J. Chappell Barr, 90, a lifelong resident of Chewton, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 30, 2024.

Born May 4, 1933 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Margaret E. Gillespie Davis. She married Larry Barr on September 13, 1975.

Barbara was a lifelong member of the Chewton Christian Church where she served as a deaconess and Sunday School Teacher for many years. She was one of the founders and a lifelong member of the Ladies Auxiliary Chewton Fire Department. Throughout the years, Barbara served as a Girl Scout Leader for the Wampum/Chewton Area. For several years she worked at Calgon in Ellwood City in the lab.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Larry; four daughters, Carol Lechner, Donna (John) Kozol, Gayle Zeigler, and Patti (RB) Perry and son, Bruce (Barb) Chappell. She was the proud grandma of 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She also had three stepchildren; Wally (Dori) Barr, Lisa (Mike) Gasper, and Gary (Keri) Barr.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Donald M. Chappell in 1965 and her son Tom Chappell in 2020. The last of her family, Barbara was the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters who all preceded her in death.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday April 4, 2024 from 1:00 pm until the Funeral Service at 4:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Tom Litzenberg will conduct the service.

Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Chewton Christian Church or to the Ladies Auxiliary Chewton Fire Department.

Thank you for who you were and the legacy you have left for us. Not a day will go by that we won’t carry you in our hearts and minds. We all love you soooo much.

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20 thoughts on “Barbara J. Chappell Barr, 90

  1. Our deepest sympathy and love to Mrs. Barr’s family. Keeping you all in our prayers.
    Rick, Laurie, Ben, and Sam List

  2. Our sympathy is with her family, Barb was a very sweet lady always spoke to you with a smile on her face. May she rest in peace.

    • Thank you for the kind words about our mom!! Chewton was an amazing place to grow up. I think everyone there knew and loved her!

  3. My thoughts n Prayers to Barbs family. My mom n l really enjoyed the time spent with her at Golden Hills in room with my mom… so very sweet.May she rest in peace.. Love, Helen Donofrio n Regina Verone

    • Thank you so much for the kind words. Your mom is so sweet and made a difficult time more bearable. We are so lucky to have our moms as long as we have So good to know that there are kind and caring people in this world

  4. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Barb was a wonderful, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many who will be greatly missed.

    • Thank you Scott and Debbie for your kind words. Chewton roots run deep!!! We all are connected by them. What a great community

    • Thank you Scott and Debbie for your kind words. Chewton roots run deep!!! We all are connected by them. What a great community

  5. Wonderful memories of Grandma. Her sloppy joe recipe, I will treasure forever. There’s another memory that comes to mind, but I will leave that to the girls who were at her house with me that day. Prayers for all of you at this time.💔

    • She thought of you as one of the family!! Her sloppy joes were the best!! But then everything she made was delicious!! Happy memories are what it’s all about!!! One of these days I will ask the girls about the big secrets!!!!

  6. I will always be grateful for our times together especially when I spent more time at your house than my own. We had so many great times at your house. I feel like I grew up in Chewton. Thanks for all you have done. You are one amazing women. Razing all us kids on your own for so long teaching us through example not words. God has a special place for you I am sure. My deepest sympathy to my cousins who I love and miss.
    Love Bobby Zikeli

    • Thank you Bob. We were very lucky to grow up surrounded by the love of families and friends. Our mom was an amazing woman. She taught us the true meaning of family!!! Her final resting place is near your mom and dad.

  7. I remember working with her at Calgon & she was the sweetest person!! May she rest in peace! You have my deepest sympathy. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. I am so sorry for your loss! I know she loved her family! They meant the world to her! 🙏❤️🥲 Kathy Genova

    • Thank you for your kind words. She spoke of her Calgion friends often and was interested in hearing how they all were doing in their lives. We will really miss her

  8. Carol, Donna, Gayle, Patti and Bruce,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. Your mom was an amazing woman, simply the best! Robbin and I will forever remember the tremendous kindness and love she showed us. Our lives are truly better for having known her. We have many fond memories living next to you all, what a blessing! May the memories of her life well spent be a comfort to you. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Thank you so much. We were so lucky to have had her so long. Chewton was a wonderful place to grow up!! The people there are so kind and friendly. We were truly a village!! All the best to your mom too. (We talk of Candy and Daisy often). Donna

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