Peggy J. Barr
Peggy J. Barr, 64, Centralia and formerly of Mt. Vernon, passed way at 7:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at her home.
She was born in Mt. Vernon on March 21, 1944, a daughter of Ralph Russell and
Mildred (House) Russell. She married Michael Barr on Aug. 5, 1961, and enjoyed
47 years of marriage. She worked at Mt. Vernon Shoe Factory, then at Martins IGA
Deli Department in Mt. Vernon and later at Borowiaks IGA Deli Department in Centralia.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon
with the Rev. Don Verhines officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Jefferson County.
Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. service time Thursday at the funeral home.
Peggy is survived by her husband, Michael Barr of Centralia; daughter Michelle VanDeveer and
husband Tracy of Centralia; two grandsons, Blake and Tyler VanDeveer of Centralia, one granddaughter,
Jordan VanDeever of Centralia; one great-grandson, Brylan VanDeever of Centralia; two sisters,
Sharon Karch and husband Paul of Centralia and Brenda McGarvey and husband Kevin of Mt. Vernon;
and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents preceded her in death.
Peggy was a member of Casey Avenue Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon.
For those who wish memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation and will be accepted
at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348
or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for further information.
Submitted by: Ken Richardson