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Nancy D. Barr

October 23, 1926 ~ January 6, 2021 (age 94)


Nancy D. Barr, age 94 of West Chester, PA passed away on Wednesday, January 6th at Wellington at Hershey’s Mill Court, West Chester, PA.

She was the wife of the late Harry D. Barr, Sr for 73 years.

Born on October 23, 1926 in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of the late Thomas W. Topliffe and the late Helen Weest Topliffe.

Nancy graduated from Upper Darby High School, Class of 1944.

She was a mother, homemaker, and an active member of the Willistown United Methodist Church. Known as an avid knitter, Nancy knitted thousands of hats for the newborn babies at Chester County Hospital in West Chester.

Her greatest love and interests were her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Nancy is survived by her son Harry D. Barr, Jr., four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and son-in-law Terry McGuire. She was predeceased by her daughter Deborah McGuire, husband Harry D. Barr, Sr., sister Doris Hallowell and brother Thomas W. Topliffe, Jr.

Relatives and close friends are invited to a graveside memorial on Friday, January 15,2021 at 11am at Birmingham-Lafayette Cemetery, 1235 Birmingham Road, West Chester, PA.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Willistown United Methodist Church, 6051 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA 19073.

Arrangements by Dellavecchia, Reilly, Smith and Boyd Funeral Home of West Chester PA 610.696.1181


Graveside Service
January 15, 2021

11:00 AM
Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery
1235 Birmingham Rd.
West Chester, PA 19382


Willistown United Methodist Church
6051 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square PA 19073
Tel: 1-610-644-2227

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