Rose Barr


Rose E. Barr was born August 18, 1927, to Michael and Alice (Thompson) Mitchell. Rose was furiously loyal to family, friends and her church. Her God’s calling was to be a mother and she raised 10 children.

Rose’s greatest achievement was not just in raising her children on a shoestring budget. There was no greater love than to love unbounded as she did and to share her faith and love equally with all.

Rose died at her home in Hill City, S.D., April 21, 2019. She was 91.

She is survived by her sons, Robert Barr and Jack Barr; daughters, Patricia Edwards, Linda Barr, Mary Gilmore, Bonnie Streets, Sherry Breitkreutz and  Dorothy Barr; and sisters, Donna Alexander, Elma Schroeder and Connie Irmen.

Wake services will be at 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 26, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Hill City.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. April 27 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Committal services will be at 9 a.m., April 29  at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, S.D.