Howard E. Barr, 83, of Peru passed away at 8:10 a.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at Wellbrooke of Kokomo Healthcare Center.

Born on February 28, 1937 in Peru, he was the son of the William and Genevieve (Hoff) Barr.

Howard was a U.S. Army veteran.

He was a retired machinist from Deihl Machine in Wabash. Howard also formerly owned and operated Shelburn’s Grocery in Peru.

Howard was a member of Westside Church of Christ.

Survivors include his son, Matt Barr (Joyce) of Fortville, daughter, Lori Barr of Florida, brother, Robert Barr of Elwood, sister, Mary Alice Boyles of Peru, grandchildren, Willie Barr, Jacob Barr, Wesley Barr and Kathleena Barr and niece, Debbie West (Gary) of Peru.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Barbara Barr, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 29, 2020 at Riverview Funeral Home with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Burial with military rites will follow at Ever Rest Memorial Park.

Howard’s online guestbook is available and condolences can be shared at