Ellyn Joy Barry, 94, of New Holland, Ohio died Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 10:30 p.m. at Court House Manor in Washington Court House where she had been a resident since October 23, 2020.

Mrs. Barry was born November 22, 1927, at Keyser in Mineral County, West Virginia to Clarence M. and Lois Mae Linthicum Everly.  She had formerly lived in Arizona but lived most of her life in Grove City, Ohio before moving to New Holland in 2016.

She was a retired bank teller.

Mrs. Barry formerly was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Amsterdam, Ohio.  She enjoyed singing and, while in Columbus, sang with the Columbus Chapter of the Sweet Adelines.  After moving to Arizona, she sang with the award-winning Scottsdale Chapter of the Sweet Adelines.  She also sang with the Valley Voices in New Philadelphia, Ohio.

Mrs. Barry was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Richard Barry in 2001; a daughter, Catherine Ann Barry in 1992 ; a son-in-law, Monty Douglas “Cowboy”  Johnson in 2021; two brothers, Clarence “Bud” Everly, Jr. and Richard “Dick” Everly and a sister, Mary Kathryn Webb.

She is survived by a daughter Patricia M. Johnson and a granddaughter, Jennifer Loyce Johnson, both of New Holland and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will be observed.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in the Fort Steuben Burial Estates at Wintersville, Ohio in Jefferson County.

Arrangements were completed by the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in New Holland.


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