Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, Demonstrators gather in cities and outside election offices amid election tensions, British grocer Sainsbury's is cutting 3,500 jobs and closing more than 80% of Argos stores. Wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr dies unexpectedly at age 39 ... Barr died in Lexington, the Republican congressman's chief of staff, Mary Rosado, said in a statement. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.), has died suddenly at the age of 39. Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers was also at the scene for a while. Terms of Use "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. We've received your submission. Andy Beshear on Monday directed his condolences to the husband of a Lexington teacher who recently died of COVID-19, apologized and promised, “we will do better.” His wife died suddenly on June 16, 2020. Freda and John Woods died of COVID-19 just one day apart, Gov. 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. Her warmth filled whatever room she entered. Andy Beshear said he and his wife were “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.”. The congressman may release a more detailed statement in the future but is currently focused on being a father to his daughters, the staffer said. Eleanor Carol Leavell died unexpectedly in the family’s home Tuesday night at the age of 39, news outlets reported. Condolences flowed in through the night from other Kentucky politicians, including Democratic Governor Andy Beshear, U.S. Democratic Kentucky Gov. “During this tragic time, we respectfully ask for privacy for Congressman Barr and his family to grieve Mrs. Barr being called home to heaven.”. “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. She had a smile that lit up every room, radiating with the love she had for her family and our Commonwealth. I am shocked and so sad to hear of the unexpected passing of Carol Barr, wife of Congressman Andy Barr. Congressman from Kentucky died unexpectedly in the family's home Tuesday night at the age of 39, reports CBS … Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, who went by Carol, died at the family’s home in Lexington for unspecified reasons, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. 92,691, This story has been shared 84,962 times. Senator Rand Paul, a Republican, and Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Amy McGrath. © 2020 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. Copyright 2020 Associated Press. He took a fancy to his carhop and ended up returning daily to eat. This story has been shared 92,691 times. Barr, who went by Carol, grew up in the state, attended the University of Kentucky, and married Andy Barr in 2008. While we may disagree politically, we’re both family men and I can’t fathom the pain he must be experiencing right now. Family later asked WKYT to leave the area and the congressman’s media representative asked for the family’s privacy to be respected. 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. The Office of Congressman Andy Barr has confirmed that his wife, Carol Barr, has died suddenly on Tuesday at their home. Rep. Barr represents Kentucky’s 6th district, which includes the cities of Lexington, Richmond, and Frankfort. Copyright 2020 WKYT. She married Andy Barr in 2008 and the couple went on to have two children. She was 39 years old. Freda and John Woods died of COVID-19 just one day apart, Gov. She met my Grandpa while she was a carhop at a local restaurant. 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. ^ AB. Lynn and I are sad to hear of the passing of Congressman Andy Barr's wife, Carol. Heartbroken to learn of Carol Barr’s passing. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. 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. We send our sincere condolences to Andy, their girls, and their family at this terribly painful time,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. June 17, 2020 at 5:41 AM EDT - Updated June 17 at 3:35 PM, JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, VSP charge New York driver following crash in Augusta County, Pioneering Black doll Baby Nancy enters Toy Hall of Fame, PVCC announces free spring semester tuition for qualified students. Her contributions made Kentucky a better place for all of us. Do Not Sell My Personal Information, Your California Privacy Rights Congressman from Kentucky died unexpectedly in the family's home Tuesday night at the age of 39, reports CBS Lexington affiliate WKYT-TV. “It took a long time to get him home, but we honor the sacrifice of Navy Fireman Martin Young no less,” said Gov. Carol Leavell Barr, the wife of U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, died Tuesday night at the family's home in Lexington, according to Barr's staff. Freda Woods lived in the Madisonville area most of her life. Microsoft may earn an Affiliate Commission if you purchase something through recommended links in this article. 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 … Andy Beshear and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul. She was an active member of the TOPS organization. Condolences for her passing flowed in through the night from other Kentucky politicians, including Gov. Her husband of 63 years, John, died Monday, also from COVID-19. Carol was a wonderful mother and wife, and she was beloved by all who knew her. The wife of Kentucky Congressman Andy Barr died “suddenly” on Tuesday night, reports said. She grew up in Georgetown and graduated from the University of Kentucky. He was in town working on gas lines and happened to stop by to grab something to eat. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) LEXINGTON, Ky. -- U.S. Rep. Andy Barr expressed “profound grief” Wednesday over the unexpected death of … He could not tell WKYT any information about the investigation. Josh Hicks, a Democrat challenging Barr for his seat, said he is praying for his opponent and the family. His initial statement provided no details about a cause. Andy Beshear said Tuesday. He also asked for prayers for his daughters. Sitemap Gov. Today, I’m celebrating my wife Carol, and I hope you’ll join me in celebrating all the amazing moms across KY06. Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) speaks in Washington in a 2014 file photograph. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Other officers told WKYT it was a family situation and the family would release information. Privacy Notice We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. I hope they feel the love of many and we wish him great strength during this very trying time. She will be deeply missed. Other officers told WKYT that it was a family situation and the family would release information. My heart breaks for Carol, Andy and their beautiful family. We are praying for the Barr family. “Carol was a valued member of our community, a wife, and, above all, a mother to two daughters. ^ AB — Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 17, 2020 Eleanor Barr had worked for Pfizer and previously served as the Director of the Henry Clay Institute for Statesmanship. “This is an unimaginable loss. Thanks for contacting us. Barr, who went by the name Carol, grew up in the state, and went on to attend the University of Kentucky, news outlets reported. Oklahoma City — The wife of a U.S. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers will be with them during this time. My prayers are with @RepAndyBarr, his children, and his entire family. 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. What was to be a casual date with a girl in a visiting town, turned into a lifelong commitment.". The Fayette County coroner was called to the family’s home following the announcement of her passing, WKYT-TV reported. Andy Barr, a Republican, has represented Kentucky’s 6th Congressional District since 2013. "I don’t want my Nana to just be a number in the count of lives lost in a global pandemic," a statement from the family reads. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 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. We are praying for the Barr family. While we were political competitors, we are Kentuckians first. The center in a statement said Barr “was beloved for her kindness, elegance, and compassion.”. Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr died in Lexington, the Republican congressman’s chief of staff, Mary Rosado said in a statement. A Kentucky couple has died from the coronavirus. And to Eleanor and Mary Clay, Carol was a wonderful role model and source of constant love. Republican Congressman Andy Barr and wife Carol speak with reporters outside polling place in Lexington, Kentucky on November 6, 2018. Mary Lynne and I extend our deepest condolences to Congressman Andy Barr, his daughters and his family in the tragic loss of Carol. Congressman Barr may release a more detailed statement at a later date. She had worked for Pfizer, and as the executive director of Lexington’s Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. We are praying for the Barr family. 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Andy Barr Dies Unexpectedly at Age 39 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement he and his wife are "stunned … 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. We send our sincere condolences to Andy, their family and his staff at this terribly painful time.”, “As a Scott County native, I have known Carol my entire life,” said Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles. 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. Your California Privacy Rights Your Ad Choices Barr was the executive director of the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship, a nonprofit that seeks to inspire cooperative national political dialogue. All rights reserved. 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