Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, the spouse of Kentucky Rep. Andy Barr, kicked the bucket Tuesday night in the family’s home in Lexington, as indicated by a few news reports. She was 39.
The Republican congressman’s office discharged a concise explanation to The Lexington Herald-Leader affirming the news.
“During this shocking time, we consciously request protection for Congressman Barr and his family to lament Mrs. Barr being called home to paradise,” Barr’s Chief of Staff Mary Rosado told the paper. “Congressman Barr may discharge an increasingly point by point articulation sometime in the not too distant future, yet right currently is exclusively centered around being a dad to his two excellent girls.”
Happy Mother’s Day from our family to yours. Today, I’m celebrating my wife Carol, and I hope you’ll join me in celebrating all the amazing moms across KY06. pic.twitter.com/pS9S8xcSwW
— Andy Barr (@barrforcongress) May 10, 2020
As per nearby TV station WKYT, the Fayette County coroner was called to the family’s home just as Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers to examine the passing.
Barr’s significant other, who passed via Carol, experienced childhood in Georgetown, Kentucky, and proceeded to move on from the University of Kentucky, as per the Herald-Leader.
There, she studied correspondences and data and most as of late filled in as a medicinal services delegate for Pfizer. She recently filled in as the official executive for the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship in Lexington.
The couple wedded in 2008 and have two youthful little girls: Eleanor and Mary Clay.
After updates on Carol’s passing poor, sympathies for the Barr family started pouring in via web-based networking media.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his better half were “devastated” over the news.
“Britainy and I are devastated for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr and his family today around evening time at the pitiful updates on the unforeseen going of the congressman’s better half, Carol. We are appealing to God for the Barr family,” he composed on Twitter.
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 are praying for the Barr family. ^ AB
— Governor Andy Beshear (@GovAndyBeshear) June 17, 2020
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discharged an announcement saying he and his significant other, Elaine, were “paralyzed and devastated” by the news.
“[Carol’s] warmth occupied whatever room she entered and her commitments improved Kentucky a spot for us all,” their announcement read. “What’s more, to Eleanor and Mary Clay, Carol was a magnificent good example and consistent love. We convey true sympathies to Andy, their family and his staff at this horribly agonizing time.”
A few other Kentucky government officials, including Amy McGrath, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Josh Hicks and Sen. Rand Paul likewise imparted their sympathies to the Barr family.