Representative Barr’s Wife Dies Unexpectedly

Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr was only 39 years old.

Kentucky Representative Andy Barr expressed “profound grief” over the unexpected death of his 39-year old wife, Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, known as Carol, on Tuesday night.

Mrs. Barr died at their Lexington home of natural causes due to a heart condition known as mitral valve prolapse, according to the preliminary autopsy report of the Fayette County coroner’s office.

A statement from the Congressman’s office said, “In this moment of profound grief and heartbreak, we are also grateful for the gift and blessing of Carol’s life, for her strong faith in her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, for the comfort of fond memories and her victory in heaven and for all those who have surrounded Carol’s family, the girls and I with beautiful expressions of love, compassion and sympathy.”  He also asked for prayers for their two daughters, Eleanor and Mary Clay.

Representative Barr’s chief of staff wrote, “During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Congressman Andy Barr, his daughters, and the rest of his family as they grieve the sudden loss of Carol.
  • For the testimony of Carol Barr and her love for Jesus that has ushered her into her new Heavenly home and the forever presence of her Savior.

Sources:  ABC News, CBS News


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