SPRINGFIELD – Barbara Barb Lee Williams, 70, of Springfield died at 7:25 p.m. Saturday, May 8, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center.
She was born March 15, 1940, in Belleville, the daughter of Joseph V. and Viola L. Schwend Farrar Sr.
She was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Pauline Farrar; and one brother, Bill Farrar.
She is survived by best friend and companion, Pinky Robert Williams of Chatham; two sons,
Doug (Patty) Williams of Rochester and Barton J. (Kay) Williams of Greenfield; four grandchildren, Aspen and Talon Williams and Kenney and Kieth Hughes; four sisters, Gerry (Sam) Weaver of Tyler, Texas, Jean Hite of Dripping Springs, Texas, Marleen (Chuck) Bayes of Hardy, Ark., and Carol (Denny) Rogers of Bloomington; four brothers, J.V. Farrar of Aguanga, Calif., Bob (Gerdie) Farrar of Mammoth Spring, Ark., Dick (Val) Farrar of Villa Ridge, Mo., and Tom (Nelda) Farrar of Monticello; a sister-in-law, Betty Farrar of Brookfield, Mo.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Barb was a resident of the Springfield and Chatham area since 1957. She worked for the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department in the records department and the Springfield City Police Department, where she was active in the Crime Stoppers Program.
Barb was of the Christian faith. She was the president of the Farrar Family Reunion for many years. She was a recent recipient of RSVP Heart and Soul Award and volunteered at the Senior Center and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. Barb was past president of Jr. Federated Woman of Chatham, a supporter of president Ronald R. Reagan Ranch, a loyal Cardinal fan, a very active card player and a faithful attendee of her grandchildren’s events.
The family will be hosting a Celebration of Life at the Hilton Garden Inn, 3100 South Dirksen Parkway in Springfield on June 12, 2010, from 1 to 5 p.m.
The family request donations be made to Senior Services of Central Illinois or The Reagan Ranch.
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