Phoebe Anna Barr

June 11, 1943 - July 11, 2021

Phoebe Anna Barr, 78, a resident of North Fort Myers, FL for the past 17 years, formerly of Exton, PA, passed away peacefully at home following a lengthy illness on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in North Fort Myers. She was born June 11, 1943 in West Chester, PA to Joel and Cora Jenkins, now deceased.

Phoebe was a member of the North Fort Myers Church of the Nazarene, and previous to that the West Chester Church of the Nazarene, West Chester, PA. For years she enjoyed volunteering at church teaching children, women’s ministries, and in many other areas eventually receiving the church’s Distinguished Service Award with her husband, Bud.  Phoebe also worked in childcare for years both in Florida and Exton, PA. As an avid reader she also enjoyed working for the Lee County Public Library. Phoebe helped her husband, Bud, for many years in their business in PA, Barr’s Lock and Safe, Inc.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 56 years, Millard “Bud” Barr of North Fort Myers; three loving children, Beverly Ann Keuther (Bob) of Marshfield, MA, Beth Anne Kurland (Philip) of Jamestown, NC, and Marc Allen Barr (Kim) of Coatesville, PA; seven grandchildren, Alyssa (Dennis), Robbie, Lucas, Jimmy, Ben, Amanda, and Scott; as well as two great grandchildren, Nicholas and Owen.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, July 16, 2021 at the North Fort Myers Church of the Nazarene, 6781 Bayshore Road, North Fort Myers, FL 33917 with Pastor Van Garner officiating. The service will be livestreamed through the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel at

Memorial Contributions in memory of Phoebe Anna Barr may be made to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Circle, Fort Myers, FL 33908 or to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or to Lifeline Family Center, 907 SE 5th Ave., Cape Coral, FL 33990.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. marc barr Jul 13, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    That was really nice

  2. Becky Garner Jul 13, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Our world will never be the same. Never has there lived a more dedicated, giving, loyal servant of God. I am so thankful God allowed our paths to cross. By God’s grace, I will see you soon, dear Phoebe.

  3. Jean Monroe Jul 13, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    My husband Lee and I always appreciated Phoebe and her husband Bud. Phoebe and I worked beside each other many times at the church doing various things. She was always fun to be around, and was above all a great Christian, spreading God’s Love in everything she did. We pray for Bud and the family for their loss, but we want to remind them we will see her again in Heaven.

  4. Linda Romano Jul 13, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    You will be missed by so many. What a faithful servant you have been through the years. We will meet again!

  5. Tim and Carole Dillehay Jul 13, 2021 at 8:11 pm

    Our prayers go out to the Barr family in the loss of precious Phoebe. She was a great lady and will surely be missed.. Those that LOVE the Lord will meet again in eternity ! ❤️

  6. Jim and Charlotte Blain Jul 14, 2021 at 4:38 pm

    Dear Bud, Girls and Marc: Our sincere condolences over the loss of your wife and mother. Phoebe will be missed I am sure but our belief is that she is now with her Saviour. The Girls Group from West Chester will miss her very much. We spent quite a few special Girls Weekends celebrating our friendship and missed her a lot when she and Bud moved to Florida. We still stayed in touch – especially with Peg Willis who kept us up to date with the Barr’s. our prayers are with you – Sincerely and with Love, Jim and Charlotte Blain

  7. Jeanne Peters Nornhold Jul 14, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Dear family and friends of Phoebe, I am sorry for your loss. It is sad to know Phoebe is no longer here with her family and friends but joyful to know that she is with Jesus and we will all meet again. May God comfort you and be with you. Love in Christ.

  8. Jessi & James Blakeman Jul 15, 2021 at 5:22 pm

    Dear Bud and family:
    Sending love and prayers. God is blessed with another beautiful angel 😇 in his choir.

  9. Kathleen Scanlan Jul 15, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    Thinking of you all!
    Love, joy, sadness, relief, all flood your beings right now.
    Take time to tell stories and laugh and cry together.
    My heart aches for your loss.
    Kathy Scanlan & Stephanie & Caitlin

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