Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 24, 2012 12:08 pm EST


MOUNT VERNON — Ronald E. Tarr, 64, of Mount Vernon, died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 22, 2012, in the emergency room at Knox Community Hospital surrounded by family. He was born Dec. 7, 1947, in Mount Vernon, son of the late Glenn W. and Madelene (Reynolds) Tarr.

Ron retired from the Mount Vernon Developmental Center with 30 years of faithful service. He was a member of the Thrall Lodge 170 of the F. & A.M. He was a certified locksmith and a licensed ham radio operator. Ron worked with the communications for the American Red Cross. He was a former auxiliary patrolman for the Mount Vernon Police Department. Ron enjoyed woodworking, his HO scale trains, and traveling to casinos. He loved to spend time with family, especially his grandchildren. Ron will be remembered for being that person who was always there to lend a helping hand. He enjoyed people and had many friends.

Ron is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Linda (Stringfellow) Tarr; children, Kirk J. (Charity) Tarr of Mount Vernon and Susan A. Tarr of Mount Vernon; grandchildren, Harley N. Tarr and Ryan J. Tarr; and a brother, John W. Tarr of Wisconsin.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Mound View Cemetery.

Private condolences may be sent to the family at

The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ronald E. Tarr.

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