Rena Effie Barr, age 81, of Lathrop, Missouri, passed away September 7, 2020, at her home.

Rena was born September 9, 1938, in Harwood, MO to Abram Frank Gruver and Nellie (Hillsman) Gruver.

Rena worked as a supervisor at an ammunition plant. She enjoyed her family, time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. She loved her flowers and hummingbirds. Her hobbies were puzzles, gardening and crocheting.

Survivors include a son, Tim (Lisa) Riley, Lamar, MO; three daughters, Carol Barlow, Donna (Jamie) Bogart, Agency, MO and Lori (Danny) Wolf, Warsaw, MO; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Herring , Billy (Alaina) Dohle, Chelsea Riley, Trevon Riley, Shelby (Jesse) Neal, Katrina (Alex) Chastain, Ben Peterson and Brooke Peterson; 16 great-grandchildren and one on the way. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding Rena in death were her parents; three brothers, Albert, John and Lawrence Gruver; and four sisters, Pauline Moore, Loretta Green, JoAnn Blackwell, and Jane Taffner.

The funeral service was 2 p.m. Friday, September 11, 2020, at Daniel Funeral Home with burial to follow in Howell Cemetery.

The family received friends from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com.

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