Rita M. Barr, 92, lifetime resident of East Troy, found peace Oct. 2, 2018. She was born in November 1925 to Harry and Anna Mae (Clancey) Kniep.

She was an East Troy High School graduate.

She married her late husband of more than 50 years, Joseph Barr (2005) at St. Peter’s the Apostle Catholic Church in East Troy, where they lived and raised their six children.

Rita and Joseph owned and operated Trim-N-Tidy cleaners in East Troy. Rita was also the last remaining and charter member of the East Troy “Mom’s Club” that had been active since the early 1950s.

Rita is survived by her loving children, Mike, Mary (Hal) Martens, Lynn (Dan) Schultz, Susan (Burt) Grinyer, Tim (Chris) and Barb Langton; brother, Jim (Eve) Kniep, and sisters, MaryAnn Kniep and Janice (Bob) Rudolph; 13 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff and caretakers at the East Troy Manor for their loving care and support.

Rita will join her husband at St Peter’s Catholic Cemetery. Private services were held. Legacy Funeral Services, East Troy, has the honor of serving the family.



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