Barbara J. Fann, 88, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home in Opdyke, Illinois.
She was born February 4, 1933 in McLeansboro, IL to Paul and Nellie (Burton) Storey. She married Amie L. Fann on December 12, 1949 and he preceded her in death. Barbara was a home maker and an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 2055 in Centralia, IL and the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion Post 141 in Mt. Vernon, IL. She was Baptist by faith.
Barbara is survived by three daughters: Connie (Charles) Slayton of Opdyke, IL, Sharon Smith of Mt. Vernon, IL and Charlotte (Larry) Hawkins of Texico, IL; eight grandchildren: Tina Harris, Chuck (Christine) Slayton, Patricia Gillespie, Michael Toler, Tabbitha Smith, Duane (Janelle) Hawkins, Tim (Jennifer) Hawkins and Jonathan (Ashley) Hawkins; and sister Doris McKenzie of Evansville, IN. Seventeen great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and one on the way also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and one sister.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 14, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro. Visitation will be Sunday, February 14 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest at the IOOF Cemetery in McLeansboro. Memorials may be made to the donors choice and will be accepted at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro.
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