Marianne (Reinhart) Barr passed away peacefully on April 2, 2021, at Highline Place in Littleton, CO. She was born on July 28, 1936, to Melvin and Martha Reinhart in Alleman, Iowa. She was raised on the family farm with 4 older brothers, 1 older sister and her twin sister. She and sister, Marilyn, won an award at the Iowa State Fair in 1938 for the Healthiest Twins and were featured on the cover of Successful Farming magazine.
Marianne is preceded in death by 3 brothers, her husband Larry and their twin sons.
Marianne married Larry Barr on April 17, 1959 and they had 4 children. Monica Fitzwater of Lone Tree, CO; Brian Barr of Lancaster, CA; and twin sons David Barr and Aaron Barr. Marianne and Larry lived in various places in the Iowa and Nebraska while raising her children and for several years in Colorado. She worked for Hach Chemical in Ames. Iowa and Loveland, Colorado and retired with 23 years of service to the company.
Marianne had a beautiful smile that lit up her entire face which she shared frequently with those that she cared for and those that cared for her. She loved all animals and it brought tears to her eye to see an animal in distress. She was especially fond of cats and she loved to spoil any that were in her care.
A service is being planned for later in Iowa where she was born and raised and where her sisters, many friends and other family reside.
Donations can be made to Animal Rescue League of Iowa or any animal rescue league of your choosing.