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
Amanda Staley and husband Kent
Caleb Hixon and wife Anna
Hannah Steber and husband Chris
Joey Dial and wife Julie
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.