Virginia Kreps Mateer Barr
June 13, 1926 ‒ February 06, 2018
Virginia Kreps Mateer-Barr, 91 of Galion passed away after a short illness on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at the Galion Hospital. She had been a resident for the past few years at Magnolia Terrace.
She was born in Galion on June 13, 1926 and was the daughter of Clayton and Mary Edna (Noblit) Kreps. Virginia married Don H. Mateer in 1949, who preceded her in death on July 1, 1971. She later married Fred Barr on August 30, 1997 and he preceded her in death on January 3, 2016.
Virginia was proud of her family history; her ancestors arrived in Galion in 1835. At age seven, she received a scar when trying to run to get help during a bank robbery in downtown Galion. Virginia was a 1944 graduate of Galion High School and remained active with her class. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, Crawford County Republican Party, and was an Ohio State fan. Virginia was a member of a bridge club which originated while she was still in high school. She was an active member of the club until her health began to decline. Virginia enjoyed spending time at the lake.
She worked with her husband Don at the former Circle M Cleaners in Shelby and worked at the former Perfection and Covert Manufacturing in Galion.
Virginia is survived by children Molly (William) Moore of Raleigh, North Carolina, Shawn (Elizabeth) Mateer of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Mike (Anne Marie) Mateer of Galion; step-children Donald F. (Virginia) Barr of Galion and Sherry (John) Ryan of Nashport; 8 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 8 step great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Joyce Kreps.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a brother, Jack Kreps.
Memorial calling hours and graveside service will be held later in the spring.
Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Virginia Mateer-Barr, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
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