Atherine Bars
April 30, 1926  -  June 8, 2018

Atherine Bars

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Martinez Funeral Home Chapel
1040 S. Dixie Blvd
Odessa, TX  79761
Thursday, June 14, 2018
12pm - 9pm; Wake from 7pm - 8pm
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Celebration of Life
Living Vision Church Ministries
525 S Grandview
Odessa, TX  79761
Friday, June 15, 2018
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Ector County
300 S. Dixie
Odessa, TX  79761
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Atherine Bars, 92, of Odessa, passed away on June 8, 2018 in Odessa, TX.
Visitation for the public will be from 12pm to 9pm Thursday, June 14, 2018 at Martinez Funeral Home 1040 S. Dixie Blvd., Odessa, TX 79761; Family private viewing will be between 11am to 1pm; Wake services from 7pm to 8pm on Thursday.
Funeral services will be held at 10am on Friday, June 15, 2018 at Living Vision Ministries Church with the Pastor Michael Shelton of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Ector County Cemetery, Odessa II section. Arrangements are by Martinez Funeral Home.
Atherine Bars was born in Overton, TX to Dan and Willie Sanders on April 30, 1926. She worked as a dietician at Medical Center Hospital for 18 years before retiring. She was an active and faithful member of Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church until her health started declining her. She enjoyed spending all her time with family, laughing at her great-grandchildren, and let’s not forget cheering for her beloved Dallas Cowboys.
Atherine Bars is preceded in death by her parents and 1 grandchild.
Atherine Bars is survived by her 7 children, Bettie Deal, Gloria Bars, Delinda “Cookie” Bars, Roylee Bars, Gary Bars, Kenneth Bars, and Fredrick Bars; 19 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.
Memorials may be given to Gloria Bars or Damon Bars. The family of Atherine Bars wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Medical Center Hospital and staff, Texas Tech and staff.


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  1. Mark Ollison
    Little Elm, TX

    Going to miss you Granny, it was always my pleasure to be in your company.

  2. Donna Bryant
    Duncanville, TX

    I am so, so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Bars. I can only remember the laughter she brought during conversations we had in the past! She was a wonderful person! I will miss her very much. To the Family, I am praying 🙏🏽 that God will comfort you during this time!❤️

  3. Claire
    Odessa, TX

    My deepest condolences to the Bars family. Granny B will truly be missed. Thank you for all the conversations we shared and thank you for opening your home, your heart and your arms to me and my children.

  4. Evelyn (Sears) Burditt
    Odessa, TX

    Gloria, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My sincere condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Tanisha hunter
    Odessa, TX

    To the bars family i send my condolences to all of yall in yoyr time 9f need may it bring you closer and make you stronger my heart goes out to each and one of yall ill always keep you qll in my prayers....

  6. Stephanie Joiner
    Dallas, TX

    My Prayers are with you all during this trying time. LEAN not on your own understanding But TRUST GOD In Everything you Do. Amen.

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