Barbara J. Vespa, 70, of Springfield, died at 8:25 am, Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born April 5, 1941 in Springfield, Illinois to William and Rose Blazis Schlosser. She married Fred Vespa on August 20, 1960 and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter Lori (Greg) Townsend of Springfield; one son, Michael (Julie) Vespa of Duluth, MN; five grandchildren; one brother James (Kathy) Schlosser of Palo Alto, CA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents and two sisters Dolores Halberg and Marilyn Pennell preceded her in death.
Barbara was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church; Telephone Pioneers Club and a former member of the Postal Club. She enjoyed gardening and caring for her flowers and being with her family. After more than 30 years of service she retired from Illinois Bell Telephone Company.
Private services will be held, with burial at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials Contributions may be made to Catholic Charities.
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