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Obituary for June E. Barris

June E. Barris, 85, of La Crosse, passed away Tuesday, February 8, 2011, at Hillview Health Care Center, La Crosse.  She was born June 21, 1925, in Sparta, Wis., to Carl and Gladys (June) Goetz. June graduated from Aquinas High School in La Crosse in 1943.  She went on to beauty school in Milwaukee, Wis., and worked many years as a beautician in La Crosse.  June married Allen R. Barris at Holy Cross Catholic Church in La Crosse on her 21st birthday.  They had two sons, John (Barbara) Barris of Onalaska, Wis., and Robert (Rita) Barris of Holmen, Wis. 
In addition to her sons, she is survived by her grandchildren, Christine (Scott) Mell, Michelle Barris (Mathew Brown), Laura Degendesh (Tim Degenhardt), Michael Barris (Rose Dauck), and Steven Barris (Lauren Sunstrom); and great-grandchildren, Chelsey Barris, Alex Olson, and Simon Mell. June is further survived by other relatives and very good longtime friends. 
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Al on October 20, 1993.
June belonged to the famous "Knitting Club" and was a longtime crafter. She was known for her sweaters and counted plastic work.  These could be seen at area craft shows and at Gifted Hands. June and Al enjoyed yearly trips to Branson, Mo., in their senior years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, February 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1333 So. 13th St., La Crosse. Father Lawrence Berger will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, La Crosse. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Woodruff Chapel), La Crosse, is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be sent at
"And just at the moment when someone at my side says:  'There, she is gone!'  There are eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout:  'Here she comes.'"    by Henry Van Dyke