Chastain, Myrle Barr
Chastain, Myrle Barr
February 11, 1932 — January 18, 2019
Myrle Barr Chastain passed away on January 18, 2019. Visitation will be held at Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, 15200 E. 39th, Independence, MO 64055, from 5:30-7 PM Tuesday, January 29th, followed by the memorial service.
Myrle was born February 11, 1932 near Holt, MO. A graduate of Liberty High School, she later attended William Jewell College and was a member of the Beta Sigma Omicron Sorority. She would meet her best friend and husband of 63 years, Jack Chastain, at a WJC homecoming event. She graduated with a degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1986. She was a secretary at Raytown South and North Kansas City high schools, Holland Hall School (OK) and Avila University, as well as the office manager of Home Rug and Drapery.
Myrle was a faithful servant and diligent student, seeking each day to bless someone else. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Raytown for 47 years and served as a Sunday school teacher, quilter, and VBS worker. She and Jack later became members of Sycamore Hills Baptist Church. She was an officer member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and volunteered for the Truman Library and Salvation Army.
Myrle had a way of making people feel known and special, not a detail forgotten. Her mind was sharp and her spirit surrendered to Christlikeness. She was a beautiful woman in countless ways, and she leaves a lasting legacy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Chastain, parents, Otto and Marie Barr, and brother, Russ Barr. She is survived by sons Mark (Karyn), Kirk (Julie); grandchildren, Hannah (Drew) Battleson, Nate (Nichelle) Chastain, Jessie, and Kamryn Chastain; great grandchildren, Brynn, Emlynn, and Ayla Battleson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Sycamore Hills Baptist Church building fund.
Visitation will be held at Sycamore Hills Baptist Church, 15200 E. 39th, Independence, MO 64055, from 5:30-7 PM Tuesday, January 29th, followed by the memorial service.