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Barbara Stuepfert

Published: Monday, Feb. 10, 2014 1:56 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 8:50 a.m. CDT

LAMOILLE — Barbara J. Stuepfert, 69, of LaMoille died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Aug. 16, 1944, in St. Charles to Donald L. and Virginia Kline Barkman, she married Alan Stuepfert May 17, 1967, at the Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion. He preceded her in death on Oct. 10, 2010.

She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion and active in activities of the church. She was a 1962 graduate of LaMoille High School and graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She taught home economics at LaMoille High School for 20 years. She was a chaperone for high school students on overseas educational trips. She served on the original LaMoille Buffalo  Days committee and also was in charge of the food stand at the celebration. She was a former queen of the LaMoille Buffalo Days.

Surviving are three sons, Jeffrey (Kristin) Stuepfert and Phillip (Carissa) Stuepfert, both of Yorkville, and Douglas (Dr. Nicole Norris) Stuepfert of Arlington; nine grandchildren; three sisters; Carol (Richard) Haas of Ohio, Ill., and Janice Becker and Diana Barkman, both of LaMoille; and three brothers, Ronald (Marilyn) Barkman and Charles (Gayle) Barkman, both of LaMoille, and Stephen (Brenda) Barkman of Mendota.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, in the Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion with the Rev. Kevin Weeks officiating. Burial will be in the Clarion Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Memorials may be directed to the LaMoille Ambulance Service or the Zion Lutheran Church of Clarion.

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