SPRINGFIELD, IL- Barbara Jean Wise, 74, of Springfield, went to heaven to join the Lord at 11:20 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, 2012 surrounded and comforted by her family. She was born May 15, 1937 in St. Louis, MO to Arthur and Elsie Petty White. She married Rev. Troy Vernon Wise on May 12, 1962 and he preceded her in death on April 7, 1985. Also preceding her in death were her parents, three step-sons, Merle Wise, Roy Michael Wise and Troy Wise, Jr., grandson Dustin Britz and three sisters.
She is survived by one daughter, Cheryl (Joel) Floyd of Pawnee, five sons, Terry (Kathy) Britz, Sr. of Mesa, AZ, Richard Britz, Gary Britz, Tim (Barb) Wise, and Steve (Heidi) Wise, all of Springfield, a step daughter, Sue Wise of Springfield, and two step-sons Jesse Ray (Judy) Wise of Indiana, Ed (Christine) Wise of Wisconsin, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, five sisters, Marilyn Kyle of Cantrall, Virginia Richards of North Carolina, Betty Montgomery, Lorraine Huffman and Doris Chandler, all of Springfield, one brother Gene Hale of Dawson and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was a member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene. Barbara was a Springfield resident most of her life and was a homemaker and child care provider. She loved to shop, and loved her children and her family.
Visitation: 4 – 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Pastor Ron Waltrip officiating.
Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Trinity Church of the Nazarene