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1934 Ettna 2021

Ettna Jane Tarr

March 2, 1934 — April 22, 2021

Ettna Jane Tarr, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at her home in Olney lovingly surrounded by her family.

Ettna was born March 02, 1934 in Tolono, Illinois the daughter of Earl and Helen (Gillick) McDuffee.  She married Robert D. Tarr on August 16, 1951 in Newton and together they shared over 54 years of marriage until his death on October 14, 2005.

Ettna and Robert lived and raised their family in Wabash County, Illinois where they were members of the Bellmont Christian Church.  Following her move to Olney, to be near her daughter, she attended Elmstreet Christian Church.  She was an avid Cardinals fan, and will be remembered by all of her family and friends for the cards she would send celebrating birthdays and other special occasions.

She is survived by her: Daughter – Linda Barthelemy

Daughter – Jane Bagwell and husband Marc

Daughter – Gail Hixon and husband Jerry

Son – Jeff Tarr and wife JoAnn


Ken Barthelemy and wife Kari

Michelle Barthelemy

Keith Barthelemy

Danny Bagwell

Steven Bagwell

Amanda Staley and husband Kent

Caleb Hixon and wife Anna

Hannah Steber and husband Chris

Daye Robinson

Joey Dial and wife Julie

Ashley Knapp

Whitney Baker and husband Derrick

Eighteen great grandchildren

Brother – Glenn McDuffee and wife Shirley

Sister – Martha Francisco

Sister-in-law – Alice McDuffee

Sister-in-law – Connie Tarr

Brother-in-law – Richard Tarr

Sister-in-law – Marcella Street

Brother-in-law – Kendall Tarr and wife Zana

Several nieces and nephews

Preceded by her Parents, Husband, Brothers – JC McDuffee, Donald McDuffee, Ray McDuffee and Sister – Eileen Rexroad

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with her son, Jeff Tarr officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be Sunday from 11 am until the time of service at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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