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Arlene Barra

October 2, 1943 - May 23, 2020

Burial Date: May 27, 2020

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney

Cemetery Fairview Cemetery

Services will be held at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Kearney on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.

  • Visitation: 10a – 12p
  • Memorial Service: 12p

Burial at Fairview Cemetery at a later date.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing will be practiced during these services. If you are feeling ill, please do not attend. For further information, please check out the CDC website at

Arlene Jeanette Barra, 76, of Kearney, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020, at home in Kearney.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 27, 2020, from 10a-12p at Hidden Valley Funeral Home Of Kearney, followed by a memorial service at 12:00 pm.

Arlene was born October 2, 1943, in Detroit, MI. She is the daughter of the late Earl Morgan and the late Ethel Louise (Reed) Richards. She married Victor Gabriel Barra on May 11, 1974 at Redford, Michigan, who preceded her in death on March 23, 2010.

Arlene loved to garden and was an amazing, talented artist. She taught china painting classes. In her free time, she enjoyed quilting and knitting, as well as watching murder mystery shows on TV. She loved being a Republican and was a member of the Kearney United Methodist Church. Most of all, Arlene loved her grandchildren and encouraged their love of the arts.

She is survived by two daughters: Angela (Dwayne) Martin and Jennifer (Roger) Schmidt; two sons: Keith (Laura) Bolick and Mark Bolick; eleven grandchildren: Madeline Martin, Jonathon (Abby) Martin, Noah Martin, Kyle (Jessica) Bolick, Ethan (Natalie) Bolick, Katherine Bolick, Kaitlin Bolick, Victoria Schmidt, Isabella Schmidt, Carter Schmidt, and Archer Schmidt; and one sister: Marian Richards.

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