Frances was a retired school teacher and member of the First Baptist Church in Mascoutah.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin J. Barr, who she married in Waco, Texas on Aug. 31, 1943 and who died on Apr. 5, 1998; her parents, William and Ollie, nee Meador, Brite; two brothers, Byron and Allen Brite, a sister, Marie Brite, and two sisters-in-law, Mildred and Mary Brite.
She is survived by three children: Phyllis Kumm, of Davey, Neb.; Steven Barr, of Bisbee, Ariz.; and Linda Sue Barr-Tiemann and her husband, Greg "Iggie" Tiemann, of New Baden, Ill.; two grandchildren: Emma and Alan Tiemann, of New Baden, Ill.; nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Mascoutah, Ill. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting mollfuneralhome.com.
Memorial services were held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Mascoutah with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial was in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo.
Arrangements were under the direction of Moll Funeral Home, Mascoutah, Ill.