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Marion Frances Barr Wilson


Marion Frances Barr Wilson, age 93, of Moorefield, WV, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Grant Rehabilitation and Care Center, Petersburg, WV. Born on June 15, 1925 in Rig, WV, she was the daughter of the late Richard Barr and Grace Halterman Barr.

She is survived by one daughter, Elaine W. May of White Post, VA; two sons, Richard T. Wilson of Rig, WV and Daniel L. Wilson of Lantana, TX; four sisters, Eleanor Hiser and Bonnie Sites of Petersburg, WV, Wayde Harper of Jefferson, MD and Faye Vance of Hamilton, VA; two brothers, Lawrence Barr of Petersburg, WV and Leslie Barr of Wardensville, WV; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Marion graduated from Moorefield High School in 1943 and married Roy T. Wilson in January 1948 in Moorefield, WV.  Mr. Wilson, a WWII veteran, passed away on February 9, 2004 at the age of 88.  She was a member of the Moorefield Presbyterian Church and in her younger years of the Oak Dale Presbyterian Church in Rig, WV.  Marion was active in her community, serving for many years as a volunteer at the election polls.  She was very knowledgeable in the making of quilts and taught several classes in this art over the years; her quilts were displayed annually for a number of years at the Moorefield Elementary School during the Heritage Weekend festivities.  Marion also was a sales associate at the Moorefield Half Price Store which was located on Main Street next to the McMechen House.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Olivet Cemetery, Moorefield, WV with Pastor Jim Yao officiating.  The family will receive friends two hours prior from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Elmore Funeral Home, Moorefield, WV.

Memorial donations may be made to Moorefield Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 653, Moorefield, WV   26836.

Arrangements are under the direction of Elmore Funeral Home.