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Rose Barry

February 24, 1932 — June 8, 2024

Rose Barry, 92, longtime Grant resident, passed away on June 8, 2024, at the Independence House at Coddington of Lincoln, Nebraska.

Rose was born on February 24, 1932, in Grant, Nebraska, to Christian "Chris" Gengenbach Jr. and Anna Schurr. She was the eighth of nine children. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church on July 10, 1932 and confirmed on June 3, 1945. She attended country school District 76 then went to Perkins County High School, graduating in 1949. She taught at the Sawyer school for one year and was then married to Jack Barry Jr. on April 30, 1950, at the Grant Methodist parsonage.

Jack and Rose lived in Paxton for a little more than a year, returning to Grant, where Jack worked at the Barry Produce Store for a few years. Rose was a stay-at-home mom until 1956, and then she was employed for three years at Goodall Manufacturing in Ogallala. She had an at-home daycare for several years, where she cared for many children before working at the Grant Elementary School as a para, which she did for 24 years. Rose was retired for a few years before working part-time as a librarian at Grant Elementary School for several years.

Over the years, she was a member of the Grant Cemetery Board, the Texas Trail, Pinochle Club, and Lutheran Ladies Aid, and participated in bowling and golfing leagues with Jack. A devoted homemaker, Rose was dedicated to her husband and family. She enjoyed traveling around the country with Jack to visit their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and attend their many events. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, and cooking. Most recently, Rose had been making her home in Lincoln.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Barry; siblings, Harold Gengenbach, Lillian Logsdon, Arlene Kurkowski, Dorothy Keuten, George Gengenbach, Daniel Gengenbach, and Eleanor Russell.

Survivors include her children, Barbara Barry (Tim Smith) of Danbury, Wisconsin, Patty (Mark) Jones of Lincoln, Mike (Jeannette) Barry of Wayne, Linda (Brian) Kirkpatrick of Plainfield, Illinois, Lana (Jeff) Knupp of Woodbury, Minnesota; 13 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Anita Most of Ogallala; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hastings Memorial Library in Grant or the Zion Lutheran Church in memory of Rose. Condolences may be shared at bullocklongfuneralhome.com. Services will be streamed at ziongrant.org.

Services will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church in Grant with Pastor Michael Heckmann officiating. Interment will follow at Grant Fairview Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Thursday, June 13, 2024, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bullock-Long Funeral Home in Grant.

Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant is in charge of arrangements.

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Visitation for Rose Barry

Thursday, June 13, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Bullock-Long Funeral Home

409 Warren Avenue, Grant, NE 69140

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Funeral for Rose Barry

Friday, June 14, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Zion Lutheran Church of Grant

705 Central Ave, Grant, NE 69140

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