Barbara J. Wycoff, 74, of Forrest passed away at 10:58PM Monday July 11, 2011 at OSF St. James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.
Funeral services will be 11:00AM Thursday July 14, 2011 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Forrest with Rev. Corinne Blissard officiating. Visitation will be 5:00PM to 8:00PM Wednesday July 13, 2011 at Martin Funeral Home in Forrest, and also one hour prior to services at the church. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Fairview Haven Nursing Home in Fairbury. Interment will be at the Chatsworth Cemetery.
Barbara was born February 5, 1937 in Pontiac, the daughter of Arthur and Verna (Haren) Bauerle. She graduated from Cullom High School, class of 1955 and married Leland Wycoff, January 15, 1961 in Charlotte, Illinois. He survives.
Also surviving are: three daughters: Ann (Mike) Arends of Waterman, IL; Amy (Jim) Viola of Elmhurst, IL and Lori (Scott) Stewart of St. Joseph, IL; eight grandchildren: Stephanie, Erica, and Alyssa Arends; Annie, Kristen and Lauren Viola; and Kylie and Jake Stewart; a sister-in-law: Florence Wycoff of Piper City; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers: Milton and Bill Bauerle.
Barbara had worked for Honegger Farms, her and her husband’s family poultry farm, and lastly as a bookkeeper for Trainor Grain & Supply in Wing until retiring in 2000.
She was a very active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Forrest. She loved her grandchildren, and was very involved in all their activities. She enjoyed baking and gardening, and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.