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Barbara Marshall

Mrs. Marshall
Mrs. Marshall

Barbara Jean Marshall, 70, of Varna, passed away at home Sept. 8, 2019.

A Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Mary’s Church, Wenona, with the Franciscan Friars officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cem-etery.

Visit-ation will be 5-7:30 p.m. Friday in Hurst Funeral Home, Wenona. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday in the church.

Barbara was born Aug. 7, 1949, in Streator to Gaylord and Kathryn (Jonen) Emm. She married Rolland “Dave” Marshall on Aug. 23, 1969, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wenona. They were married 50 years.

Barbara was a teacher for 27 years; she taught at Streator High School, Toluca High School and Fieldcrest High School before retiring in 2005.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wenona. She enjoyed cooking and baking, spending time with friends and family, and she had a special close relationship with her grandson, Brock.

She is survived by her husband, Dave of Varna; her son, Bradley (Kathryn) Marshall of Colona and grandson Brock Marshall; a brother, Alan (Jackie) Emm of Mendota; a sister, Shirley (Ron) Jackson of Union, Neb.; her mother-in-law, Rita Marshall of Streator; brothers-in-law, Dan (Trish) Marshall of El Paso and Tim (Linda) Marshall of Streator; and several nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents; an infant sister Helen; father-in law Rollie Marshall, and niece, Becky Marshall-Curtis.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Vitas Hospice and the many prayers of support of family and friends.

Pallbearers will be Jason Jackson, Jake Jackson, Jordan Jackson, Barry Beetz, Brian Emm and Andrew Marshall.

Memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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