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Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Des Moines

Mary Barr Mary Barr, 90, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 1, 2017. She was born in Des Moines, Iowa, to Baxter and Mona Green.

She enjoyed making quilts, writing poetry, baking and decorating cakes, and was very artistic. She had a great sense of humor and was always making others laugh. Mary was a VIP of Bashful Blonde. She guided truckers through Des Moines using CB radio and was very involved in reporting traffic to radio stations.

Mary is survived by her children, Mary Corell, Carl (Amber) Barr, Jr., Jerry (Barbara) Barr, Alan (Kim) Barr, Larry Barr, Dan Barr, and Connie Barr; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; her faithful dog, Toby; and many friends and extended family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl Barr, Sr.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.