Barbara Hillary

November 14, 2018

Barbara H. Hillary, 92, of Watseka, passed away Saturday (Nov. 10, 2018) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.

She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Earl and Helen Talbert Hurt. Barbara married Howard Hillary on Nov. 9, 1957, in Kentland, Ind. He preceded her in death Aug. 6, 2015. She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marge Jones; and one son, Bobby Thornburg.

Surviving are her three daughters, Carolyn Thornburg (Victoria Goller), of Watseka, Donna (Greg) Crouch, of Milford, and Bonnie Thornburg (Sonja Strahl), of Iroquois; three grandchildren, Dustin McCullough, of Alabama, Darci (Erik) Thordarson, of Indiana, and Danielle (Ross) Huntley, of Indiana; and five great-grandchildren, Paityn, Ainsleygrace and Emery Thordarson and Asher and Keaton Huntley; along with many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Hillary was a member of the Watseka Rebecca Lodge and Watseka V.F.W. She worked in the nursery at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka for 18 years. Barbara enjoyed baking, sewing, quilting, playing cards, playing Bingo, watching “Wheel of Fortune” and spending time with her family and friends.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, until the noon funeral services at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. The Rev. Ryan Mustered will officiate. Burial will follow in G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka.

Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice, Iroquois Resident Home or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Please sign her online guestbook at baierfuneralhome.com.


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