I recently discovered the Google search bar which used to appear between the notification area and the topmost Widget has disappeared. Shortly before, I had received a largish OTA system update and at around the same time my father had gotten at my phone and accidentally knocked some things off the screen the way that fathers will.
Note that this is not the search widget, but the toolbar that appears (appeared) above the widgets.
I found one similar question
"Google Search Bar Widget is gone from Galaxy S5, it is not in the widgets section anymore"
but that didn't solve my problem. (The toolbar does not appear on the "Disabled" tab of App Manager.)
I have a Kyocera DuraForce E6560C running Android 4.4.2 unrooted. Any help is appreciated.