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Joan A. Parr, 80, Berne, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at Renaissance Village Nursing Home in Fort Wayne.
She was born June 4, 1934, to Ira John and Audrey F. (Webb) Miller. Early in her life, she was adopted by William M. McGee. On Sept. 4, 1953, she married Keith B. Parr; he preceded her in death March 19, 2009.
Joan was a member of Bethel Brethren Church in Berne and was a homemaker.
Among survivors are her son, Keith B. (Donna) Parr Jr. of Columbia City; daughters, Frances E. (Lorin) Brinneman and Melissa J. (Scott) Skinner, both of Berne; a sister, Suzanne I. (Stewart) Miller of San Diego, Calif.; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Wilson M. Parr; and a brother, Johnny McGee.
Per her request, private visitation and funeral services will be held. Services will be officiated by Rev. Joe Nass. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery, Berne.
Preferred memorials are to American Heart Association.
Arrangements were handled by Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made www.hshfuneralhome.com