Frances Barr (final arrangements)

Frances L. Barr, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center Hospice House, West Burlington, IA.

The funeral service for Mrs. Barr will be held at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, February 8 at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The Reverend David H. Bracht-Wagner, Senior Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. Friends may call from 9 AM to 7 PM on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 North Main Street, Mount Pleasant. The family will not be present.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the First United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be directed to

Mrs. Barr, the former Frances Louise Bain, was born November 12, 1931 on the family farm, rural Henry County, Iowa. She was the daughter of Roscoe and Lola (Crile) Bain. She attended rural country schools and graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School. On November 16, 1952 at the Green Mound Church of God, rural Trenton, IA, Frances was united in marriage to Kenneth Frank Barr. Mr. Barr died Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Frances worked at the former Henry County Bank and the Henry County Courthouse. With the birth of her children, Frances became a full time mother and homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the former United Methodist Women and a Circle of the church. She enjoyed all types of crafts involving cloth material – quilting, crocheting, needlepoint and knitting. She also enjoyed gardening, whether it was raising vegetables or flowers.

Those thankful for sharing in Frances’ life include her 3 children – John Mark Barr  & Philip Matthew Barr, both of Mt. Pleasant, and Linda Louise Barr of Annandale, VA; 2 granddaughters – Megan and Allison Martin;  a brother and his wife – Ronald & Carol Bain of Mt. Pleasant; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Brenda Bain of Mt. Pleasant; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law – Wanda & Duane Thomas of Mt. Pleasant.

Her parents, husband and a brother – David Bain, precede Frances in death.