OBITUARY

Barbara Lehr

September 19, 1939June 21, 2018
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Alice Barbara Lehr, 78, died on June 21, 2018 after a brief and unexpected illness. She had resided in Liberty, MO, since 1972. Barbara was born September 19, 1939, in Sanger, CA to Samuel and Opal Schmidt. She graduated from Reedley, CA High School in1957. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Missouri State University; as well as Masters and Specialist degrees in Education from UMKC.  Barbara’s career in education as a teacher spanned over 25 years in the Liberty Public School District. Barbara was active in many ways at St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, MO. She especially enjoyed providing a weekly Communion Ministry at Liberty Hospital. She also devoted her time to Our Lady of Mercy Country Home in Liberty, as well as at the Assistance League of Kansas City. Barbara is survived by 5 children: Coleen and Rick Weller (Maggie, Jake, Luke, Libby) Rayville, MO; Charleen Dwyer, LA CA; Tony and Vicki Lehr (Mark, Betsy) Gladstone MO; Michael and Jill Lehr (Hal, Andrew, Ann-Marie, Greta) Kearney MO; and Joe Lehr, Seattle WA. She was thrilled to have her first great-grandchild, Rosemary, born in December, 2017 to Maggie and Vern Estes. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Andrew Marrion Lehr, and by her parents Samuel and Opal Schmidt. She is survived by two brothers: Samuel Schmidt (Christina), and Donald Schmidt; her sister Beverly Gent (Charles), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 25th at St. James Catholic Church from 5-8 p.m., with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 10 a.m., also at St. James. A luncheon will be provided at the church following burial at Resurrection Cemetery in KC MO.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. James Building Fund, or to Our Lady of Mercy Country Home.

  • FAMILY

  • Samuel Herman Schmidt, Father
  • Opal Lucinda Schmidt, Mother
  • Andrew Marrion Lehr, Husband
  • Coleen Weller, Daughter
  • Rick Weller, Son-in-law
  • Charleen Dwyer, Daughter
  • Tony Lehr, Son
  • Vicki Lehr, Daughter-in-law
  • Michael Lehr, Son
  • Jill Lehr, Daughter-in-law
  • Joe Lehr, Son
  • Samuel Schmidt, Brother
  • Christina Schmidt, Sister-in-law
  • Donald Schmidt, Brother
  • Beverly Gent, Sister
  • Charles Gent, Brother-in-law
  • Barbara is also survived by her grandchildren, Maggie, Jake, Luke, Libby, Mark, Betsy, Hal, Andrew, Ann-Marie and Greta as well as one great-grandchild, Rosemary and numerous nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jake Weller
  • Luke Weller
  • Mark Lehr
  • Hal Lehr
  • Andrew Lehr
  • Vernon Estes
  • DONATIONS

  • St. James Building Fund
  • Our Lady of Mercy Country Home

Services

  • Rosary Service Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, June 25, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, June 26, 2018
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Michael French

June 29, 2018

My family had the honor of being next door neighbors to the Lehrs since 1978 when we moved next door. I grew up and counted Joe and Michael as friends during our Junior and Senior High School years. After I moved out, I always enjoyed stopping over and visiting with Barbra and Andy or running into various family members. They were good friends and support to my mom for years. Please know I'm praying for family and friends of Barbra's. God is getting a pretty awesome gal. Until we meet again.

Connie Davidson

June 22, 2018

My sincere sympathy goes out to all of Barbara's family. I have fixed Barbara's hair for many years, and feel so honored to have known her.
She was not only a dear friend but such an inspiration to me. We have had many serious conversations through the years and tried solving all
kinds of problems. Your Mother was a loving and highly spirited person. She will be deeply missed.
Sending God's Blessings to all of you.

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Barbara and Beverly at home on I Street Reedley, California.

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Barbara in 5th Grade at Wahtoke Grade School in Reedley, California.

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Beverly in 2nd Grade at Wahtoke Grade School in Reedley, California.

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Barbara, Beverly, Grandpa Richardson, & Donald in January 1957.

Biography

Alice Barbara Lehr, 78, died on June 21, 2018 after a brief and unexpected illness. She had resided in Liberty, MO, since 1972. Barbara was born September 19, 1939, in Sanger, CA to Samuel and Opal Schmidt. She graduated from Reedley, CA High School in1957. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Central Missouri State University; as well as Masters and Specialist degrees in Education from UMKC.  Barbara’s career in education as a teacher spanned over 25 years in the Liberty Public School District. Barbara was active in many ways at St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, MO. She especially enjoyed providing a weekly Communion Ministry at Liberty Hospital. She also devoted her time to Our Lady of Mercy Country Home in Liberty, as well as at the Assistance League of Kansas City.
Barbara is survived by 5 children: Coleen and Rick Weller (Maggie, Jake, Luke, Libby) Rayville, MO; Charleen Dwyer, LA CA; Tony and Vicki Lehr (Mark, Betsy) Gladstone MO; Michael and Jill Lehr (Hal, Andrew, Ann-Marie, Greta) Kearney MO; and Joe Lehr, Seattle WA. She was thrilled to have her first great-grandchild, Rosemary, born in December, 2017 to Maggie and Vern Estes. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 54 years, Andrew Marrion Lehr, and by her parents Samuel and Opal Schmidt. She is survived by two brothers: Samuel Schmidt (Christina), and Donald Schmidt; her sister Beverly Gent (Charles), as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Monday, June 25th at St. James Catholic Church from 5-8 p.m., with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 5 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, June 26th at 10 a.m., also at St. James. A luncheon will be provided at the church following burial at Resurrection Cemetery in KC MO. 
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the St. James Building Fund, or to Our Lady of Mercy Country Home.