Kenneth F. Barr (final arrangements)

Kenneth F. Barr, 91, of Mt. Pleasant, died Saturday, December 3, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

A Masonic Service for Kenneth will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 7 at the First United Methodist Church, 309 N. Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, conducted by the Mt. Pleasant Lodge #8 AF & AM. A memorial funeral service will follow immediately with the Reverend David Bracht-Wagner, Senior Pastor, presiding. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. The service will be livestreamed on the First United Methodist Church YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

The family will greet friends at a luncheon in the church Fellowship Hall immediately following the memorial service. Friends may call to sign the register from 9AM to 7 PM on Tuesday at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Mt. Pleasant Lodge #8 AF & AM. On-Line condolences may be directed to

Kenneth Frank Barr was born February 17, 1931 on the family farm in rural Mt. Pleasant. He was the son of Leslie Frand and Gladys Victoria (Nelson) Barr. He graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in 1948 and attended the (then) Iowa Wesleyan College. On November 16, 1952 at the Green Mound Church of God, rural Trenton, Ken was united in marriage to Frances Louise Bain.

All of Ken’s working life involved farming the family farm. Primarily raising corn and beans, he did raise cattle early in his career. Ken served 7 years in the Iowa National Guard. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant, where he served as a Trustee. Many years found Ken frying chicken at the First United Methodist Church “Food Tent” during the Midwest Old Threshers Reunion. Ken was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Masonic Lodge, #8 AF & AM. He enjoyed touring around looking at cars, especially the car shows uptown Mt. Pleasant during the summer.

Those thankful for sharing in Ken’s life include his wife of 70 years, Frances of Mt. Pleasant; 3 children – John Mark Barr and Philip Matthew Barr, both of Mt. Pleasant and Linda Louise Barr of Annandale, VA; 2 granddaughters – Megan and Allison Martin and a sister Wanda (Duane) Thomas of Mt. Pleasant.

His parents precede him in death.