Dorothy Jeanette Barr
12 Oct 1937 – 12 Jul 2019
Was born in Samson Alabama, and was a graduate of Opp high school, class of 1956. That same year she married Don, who pursued a military career in the Air Force. She followed Don with their three children to Oklahoma, Ohio, Okinawa Japan, California and North Alabama. She enjoyed many work opportunities, but her favorite was working at Helen Keller Hospital. She enjoyed working with the staff, doctors, but mostly the patients. It was here that her love for children led her to make smocked baby gowns for the NICU unit. After retirement, she spent time with Don traveling and being a homemaker. She enjoyed making porcelain dolls, sewing, smocking and needlepoint. Dorothy was proceded in death by parents, Gus Riles Sims, and Buna Elizabeth Sims; brother, Holland Sims, Sister, Mary Evelyn Sorrells, and her husband, Donald Franklin Barr. Survivors; Daughters, Thersa Scott, (Roger) Deborah Thom (Kelly) Son, Kenneth (Louise), six grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. A grave side service will be held 10 Aug, 10 am at Colbert Memorial Gardens, Tuscumbia. She will be missed by family and friends.
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