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Marian Barra

September 18, 1924 — October 27, 2018

Marian Barra

Marian A. Barra

Age 94 and a lifelong resident of Coal City, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Morris Hospital in Morris, IL.

Born September 18, 1924 in Coal City, Marian was a daughter of the late Thomas and Kathryn (Gianu) Barra.  She was raised in Coal City and graduated with the Coal City High School Class of 1942.  In her earlier years, Marian worked for Hyman Clothing Factory.  Marian enjoyed cooking, baking, reading, gardening, and working in her yard.

She is survived by two sisters: Kathryn (George) Winkel of Morris and JoAnn (Norman) Wills of Platteville, WI; one sister-in-law Helen Barra; and one special niece Sheryl Wills, as well as other nieces and nephews.

Marian was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Frank Barra and Thomas Barra Jr.; five sisters: Caroline Passini, Minnie Dransfeldt, Evelyn Macketta, Betty Wilson, and Helen Barra; one nephew James Wilson Jr.; and three brothers-in-law: Joseph Macketta, Earl Dransfeldt, and James Wilson.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  Private Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Braidwood.

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Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made in Marian’s memory to a charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral services and arrangements are under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Coal City. (815-634-2125)

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