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Barbara Jean Anderson

May 24, 1951 ~ December 12, 2020 (age 69)


Barbara Jean Anderson, 69 of rural Tampico died Saturday December 12, 2002 at Rock River Hospice & Home in Sterling.

Barbara was born on May 24, 1951 in Kewanee, the daughter of Elmore and Dorothy (Hendrick) Schaffer. She was raised in her earlier years in the Princeville area and moved to the Tampico area, graduating from Tampico High School in 1969. She had attended Sauk Valley College. She married Kelvin Anderson on August 22, 1970 in Tampico. Barbara began her working career at Farmers National Bank in Prophetstown 3 years, and then moved to Citizens State Bank in Walnut for 15 years. For a short time after that, she worked at the former Clifton Gunderson Accountants in Princeton. From there she began working in 1996 for Ohio Grain Co. and continued through several ownership changes until her retirement in 2018. Barbara was a member of New Bedford Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Kelvin; their daughters: Melissa Anderson of Atlanta, IL, Penni (Mathew) Gaul of Strawberry Point, IA and Rebecca Anderson of Princeton; their grandchildren: Nathaniel, Marin, Nolan and Bentley Gaul; her sisters: Pat Grove of Princeville, Linda Towne of Houston, TX, Mary Drake of Camp Verde, AZ, Judy (Don) Poole of Princeville and Arlene Martin of Henry; her brothers: Ronald Schaffer of Carol Stream and Mike (Rita) Schaffer of Rock Falls; her sister-in-law Vicki (Don) Dimmich of Creve Coeur, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents and 5 siblings.

Masks and social distancing will be required to allow 10 persons to rotate through a public visitation on Thursday December 17, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the Garland Funeral Home in Walnut. Funeral services will follow on Friday at 10 AM at the New Bedford Christian Church with the Reverend Brian Moore officiating. Burial will conclude at Tampico Memorial Cemetery.

Memorials in her memory may be made to Rock River Hospice & Home and to The Cancer Center at OSF Hospital in Rockford.

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December 17, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garland Funeral Home
14733 IL HWY 92
Walnut, IL 61376

Funeral Service
December 18, 2020

10:00 AM
New Bedford Christian Church

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