Eleanor Carol Barr, Wife Of U.S. Representative Andy Barr Passes Away

Jun 17, 2020

News outlets report the wife of a U.S. Congressman from Kentucky died unexpectedly in the family’s home Tuesday night at the age of 39. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr's office said in a statement his wife, Eleanor Carol Leavell Barr, passed away in Lexington.

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Ky., right, with his wife Carol and daughters Eleanor and Mary Clay look out over his supporters at his victory celebration in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
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The congressman may release a more detailed statement at a later date. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement he and his wife are “stunned and heartbroken” by the news. Condolences for her passing flowed in through the night from other Kentucky politicians, including Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul.