Barbara Ann Lufkin, 73, of Springfield, died at 5:26 pm, Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at her home. She was born November 1, 1938 in Springfield, to Norval F. and Rose Gajewski Melton. She married Ronald R. Lufkin on January 17, 1953 and he preceded her in death on January 20, 2006. Her parents also preceded her in death.
Survivors include four children, Rick Lufkin (girlfriend: Cindy Brooks) of Springfield, Gary Lee Lufkin of Springfield, Ronda Lufkin (Partner: Ann Kuchar) of Riverton and Greg (Carla) Lufkin of Holt, MO; four grandsons, Jeff, Tyler, Nathan and Spencer Lufkin; six granddaughters, Tiffany, Amanda, Nicole and Carrie Lufkin and Jennifer Dreasler and Christal Wilkinson; seven great grandchildren, Jordan Calhoun, Rorrie Regina, Calob and Ariana Stokes; Sienna St. Cin; Emma Jean Foland and Drew Myers; one brother Norval F. (Barbara) Melton, Jr. of Springfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins and her beloved dog, Andy.
Barbara was President and Founder of LAMALOM, a ladies investment club. She was a member of the Rod & Reel Club and the Ski & Boat Club. She sponsored a child through the Christian Children’s Fund. Barbara’s favorite pastime was spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening, landscaping, interior decorating and candle making. She loved animals, including her stray cat that she fed for twelve years, and feeding and watching the squirrels and birds.
She was a waitress at various restaurants in Springfield and worked for several years as a Secretary for the State of Illinois, then retired to be a homemaker.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Monday, February 6, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 11 am, Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Sandi Woodard, CLP officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League
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