Republican Congressman Andy Barr and wife Carol speak with reporters outside polling place in Lexington, Kentucky on November 6, 2018. Britainy and I are heartbroken for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and his family tonight at the sad news of the unexpected passing of the congressman's wife, Carol. Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date. Family later asked WKYT to leave the area and the congressman’s media representative asked for the family’s privacy to be respected. ^ AB — Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 17, 2020 "My family and I ask all Kentuckians to extend your heartfelt sympathy to the Barr and Leavell families, not only now but in the days and weeks to come. While we may disagree politically, we’re both family men and I can’t fathom the pain he must be experiencing right now,” he said. “Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington,” Mary Rosado, Barr’s chief of staff, said in a statement to news outlets. I am shocked and so sad to hear of the unexpected passing of Carol Barr, wife of Congressman Andy Barr. We've received your submission. Andy Barr represents Kentucky's sixth district, which includes the cities of Lexington, Richmond, and Frankfort. Please join us in praying for them during this incredibly difficult time. Eleanor Barr had worked for Pfizer and previously served as the Director of the Henry Clay Institute for Statesmanship. “Congressman Andy Barr’s wife Carol passed away suddenly tonight at the family home in Lexington,” read a statement from Barr’s chief of staff Mary Rosado. He was right on both. We are praying for the Barr family. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) LEXINGTON, Ky. -- U.S. Rep. Andy Barr expressed “profound grief” Wednesday over the unexpected death of … I hope they feel the love of many and we wish him great strength during this very trying time. “This is an unimaginable loss. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images), Catholic Foster Care Agency Should Be Able to Refuse to Work With Same-Sex Couples, Supreme Court Hears, Biden Lead Grows in Nevada With New Results Announced, State Department, Rights Groups Voice Concerns Over Arrest of Hong Kong TV Producer, Georgia Judge Dismisses Lawsuit by Trump Campaign Over Late-Arriving Ballots, Legal Foundation Seeks Remedy for Rejection of ‘Sharpie’ Voters’ Ballots in Arizona, Judge Orders All 4 Former Officers Involved in George Floyd Case to Stand Trial Together. Thanks for contacting us. Other officers told WKYT that it was a family situation and the family would release information. Andy Beshear and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), has died suddenly at the age of 39. Condolences for the Barr family poured in Tuesday night: “My heart goes out to Andy on the sudden passing of his beautiful wife and wonderful mother to their two girls, Carol," said Auditor Mike Harmon in a statement. She had worked for Pfizer, and as the executive director of Lexington’s Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. “During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven.”. This is an unimaginable loss. Do Not Sell My Personal Information. I ask that all of Kentucky join me in praying for them.”, “Cynthia and I extend our deepest condolences to our friend Andy Barr and his sweet daughters," said U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers. "Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date, but right now is solely focused on being a father to his two beautiful daughters." First published on June 17, 2020 / 5:38 AM. 73,930, © 2020 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved She had worked for Pfizer, and as the executive director of Lexington's Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. Election staff in one PA county take 'day off' with 35K ballots to count, Walmart’s best early Black Friday deals to shop right now, Sephora VIB sale's 19 top deals on royal beauty must-haves in 2020, Thanksgiving meal kits and delivery services for an easy holiday feast, 20 unique Christmas gift ideas for everyone on your 2020 list, Save over 15% on this 15-piece cutlery set from Cuisinart, Lori Loughlin is a 'wreck' while serving time in California prison. Your California Privacy Rights @BarrForCongress, you and your young ones are in our hearts tonight, and you're welcome on our farm any time. Democratic Kentucky Gov. “It took a long time to get him home, but we honor the sacrifice of Navy Fireman Martin Young no less,” said Gov. Please join us in praying for them during this incredibly difficult time.”. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement he and his wife are “stunned and heartbroken” by the news, and send their “sincere condolences to Andy, their family and his staff at this terribly painful time.”, Britainy and I are heartbroken for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and his family tonight at the sad news of the unexpected passing of the congressman's wife, Carol. While we may disagree politically, we’re both family men and I can’t fathom the pain he must be experiencing right now. He also asked for prayers for his daughters. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Our hearts are heavy tonight. 503 E. Market St. Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 220-2900. He was in town working on gas lines and happened to stop by to grab something to eat. “Elaine and I are stunned and heartbroken by Carol Barr’s passing. Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers was also at the scene for a while. READ THE FULL STORY:Kentucky husband, wife die of coronavirus just a day apart. Kelley and I offer our deepest condolences to Rep. Andy Barr, his two daughters, family, and friends. 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Copyright 2020 WKYT. As written in Proverbs 18:22, ‘He who finds a wife finds a good thing. Beshear shared the couple's story during his daily afternoon press briefing, reading a note from family members. LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Andy Barr expressed “profound grief” Wednesday over the unexpected death of his 39-year-old wife at their home in Kentucky the night before. He was 90. Barr was the executive director of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, a nonprofit that seeks to inspire cooperative national political dialogue. “All of our veterans and their families have earned our respect and compassion for their service.” Andy Beshear said Tuesday. Oklahoma City — The wife of a U.S. Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours. He retired from Atmos Energy after more than 40 years and was an umpire for the little league baseball games. Get the latest Cincinnati news, weather and sports from the team at Ohio’s own WLWT. Her contributions made Kentucky a better place for all of us. Our hearts are heavy tonight. Kentucky husband, wife die of coronavirus just a day apart. Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) speaks in Washington in a 2014 file photograph. He has been in Congress since 2013 after being a lawyer. Other officers told WKYT it was a family situation and the family would release information. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. pic.twitter.com/pS9S8xcSwW, — Andy Barr (@barrforcongress) May 10, 2020. Eleanor Carol Leavell died unexpectedly in the family’s home Tuesday night at the age of 39, news outlets reported. Privacy Notice Gov. ... — Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 17, 2020. FRANKFORT, Ky. — Thursday, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear recognized the sacrifice of a Hawesville sailor who died on the USS Oklahoma in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Congressman from Kentucky died unexpectedly in the family's home Tuesday night at the age of 39, reports CBS Lexington affiliate WKYT-TV. Freda and John Woods died of COVID-19 just one day apart, Gov. The Fayette County coroner was called to the family’s home following the announcement of her passing, WKYT-TV reported. We are praying for the Barr family. Unbridled Evil: The Corrupt Reign of Jiang Zemin in China, Lawmakers Demand Answers From Governors Who Forced Nursing Homes to Accept CCP Virus Patients, McConnell Dismisses Removing Confederate Statues From Capitol. This includes personalizing content and advertising. He took a fancy to his carhop and ended up returning daily to eat. Today, I’m celebrating my wife Carol, and I hope you’ll join me in celebrating all the amazing moms across KY06. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. My heart breaks for Carol, Andy and their beautiful family. Carol was a wonderful mother and wife, and she was beloved by all who knew her. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Kelley and I offer our deepest condolences to Rep. Andy Barr, his two daughters, family, and friends. I remember the day years ago when my friend Andy Barr told me about the extraordinary woman he'd met, and how he thought she was the one. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr, likely died after suffering a massive brain aneurysm. Elected officials shared tributes to Barr and condolences to her husband. She had a smile that lit up every room, radiating with the love she had for her family and our Commonwealth. Beshear. The couple had been married for 12 years. ^ AB. 84,962, This story has been shared 73,930 times. What was to be a casual date with a girl in a visiting town, turned into a lifelong commitment.". I mourn the loss of my friend and cannot imagine the level of grief Andy and his family are experiencing. A Kentucky couple has died from the coronavirus. Her warmth filled whatever room she entered. And obtains favor from the Lord.’”, “Elaine and I are stunned and heartbroken at the news of Carol’s passing," said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Copyright © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved. LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Andy Barr expressed “profound grief” Wednesday over the unexpected death of his 39-year-old wife at their home in Kentucky the … My prayers are with @RepAndyBarr, his children, and his entire family. "During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven," Rosado's statement added. She will be deeply missed. John Woods served as a drill sergeant in the United States Air Force. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican, and Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Amy McGrath. “Carol was a valued member of our community, a wife, and, above all, a mother to two daughters. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), has died suddenly at the age of 39. Oklahoma City — The wife of a U.S. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr expressed “profound grief” Wednesday over the unexpected death of his 39-year-old wife at their home in Kentucky the night before. Sitemap Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of Republican Representative Andy Barr, passed away in Lexington, Barr's chief of staff, Mary Rosado, said in a statement.
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