Michelle Barr, 60and her husband, Brad, live in Midland and have been married for 38 years. They met during her senior year in Peoria, Illinois. Their parents and grandparents attended middle school and high school together. Mr. and Mrs. Barr have her 33-year-old daughter Kirsten, who lives in Midland, and her 31-year-old daughter Shannon, who is married to Steve Alseid. They live in Arlington Heights, Illinois, with their two-month-old son, Patrick.
Michelle graduated from Limestone Community High School in Bartonville, Illinois. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Bradley College and Saginaw She earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from Valley State University and qualified as Director of Special Education. Brad is a retired chemical engineer from Dow Corning & Dow.