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Barbara Gill

Jun 19th, 1935 - Oct 19th, 2021

There will be no services. 


   Barbara A. (Perrine) Gill, age 86, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at her home.

   She was born on June 19, 1935, the daughter of Dorothy Overstreet and Charles Perrine.  She married Earl Gill on September 26, 1951, and they shared 70 wedding anniversaries.  Together they had two daughters and raised three of their grandchildren as their own.

   Barbara will always be remembered as the most selfless caregiver, keeping everyone in line and putting everyone else first.  From working in the Lincoln School cafeteria, to babysitting, to raising three bonus children, she was always taking care of others and never hesitated to offer a helping hand wherever she saw a need.  She faced each and every hardship head on and never let anyone see a struggle in her own life.  To say she was strong is an understatement, and that rang true throughout every moment of her life.  She loved meeting her friends for coffee, shopping trips, and her weekly visits to the beauty shop, luxuries she only let herself enjoy once she had raised her family.  Daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, mamaw, friend, and “woman” – all of those titles encompass a life lived in service of others, for whom life will never be the same.  She leaves behind a legacy of unending love.

   Barbara is survived by her husband: Earl Gill of Flora; a sister: Sue Nolan of Flora; half-brother: Bill Laswell of New York; half-sisters: Bev Wood and Charlene Lister; daughters: Terri Barche of Louisville and Patricia Shock of Chicago; grandchildren: Christopher (Shanda) McCrory, Gregory (Johnna) Gill, Leslie (Grant) Keller, Spenser Gill, Jordan Shock, and Magen Troyer; great-grandchildren: Rayce McCrory, Clay Patrick, Rhett Keller, and Rylee Gill; and many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

   She was preceded in death by her parents: Dorothy (Overstreet) Gary and Charles Perrine; a sister: Connie Perrine Dunnigan; and a brother: Charles Perrine.

   There will be no services.  Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora assisted the family with arrangements.  Memorial donations are suggested to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a memory or condolence visit:    


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Steve and Nancy Mink

October 20th

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

Pat Burt

October 20th

Terri and family, Your Mother was such a delight. . . always smiling . . . always caring for people. You are in my prayers; and remember, Jesus is already in all of your tomorrows.

Mona Bowen Zuck

October 21st

Sorry for your loss she will be missed. Our families knew each other for many years and I will never forget her.

Henry & Barbara Gill

October 20th

To Barbara’s family, our sympathy to you all. Barbara was the most caring and selfless person. We loved her and she will be missed.

Linda Martin

October 20th

Terri, I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

John and Judy Lusk

October 20th

Sue, we are so sorry for your loss. Barbara was such a beautiful lady in every way. She will be missed by all who knew her. You and your family are in our prayers.

Rick and Trudy Stanford

October 20th

We are so sorry for your loss. Yes, she was a good person and helped many. ❤

Debra Gill

October 20th

My Aunt Barbara was the epitome of grace, dignity, absolute beauty, and selflessness. How she’ll be missed by all who knew and loved her. Sincere condolences go to Uncle Earl, my cousins Terri & Tish, the grandchildren, and the great grandchildren. You were her whole world.

Tom and Gayle Harris

October 21st

Terri, Leslie and Christopher, sending our sympathy at the loss of a fine lady.

Carolyn Beck

October 21st

A beautiful person who lived life to the fullest. My condolences and prayers for her family.

Bill & Denise Lewis

October 21st

So sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort in the day ahead!

Ella Burgess

October 21st

So sorry to hear about Barbara. Prayers for the family.

Karen Lewis

October 21st

Barbara was a beautiful lady. I have always admired her beauty, her kindness and thoughtfulness. So sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Steve and Ruthie Welty

October 21st

Our deepest condolences are extended to the family. She will be missed.

Anthony Murphy - Nephew

October 21st

I will greatly miss Aunt Barbara. Although time, raising kids, and now enjoying grandchildren limited my visits, I will always have fond memories. Especially when she would make fried green tomatoes. Oh, and how she'd get after Uncle Earl...

Diane Becker

October 21st

Terri so sorry to hear about your mom passing away in my prayers and thoughts

Fred & Lynne Gocey

October 21st

Sorry for your loss.

Shawn and Stephanie Williams

October 21st

Sorry to hear this Les. She was a great lady. Will be keeping you all in our prayers.

Pam O’Dell Young

October 21st

My thoughts and prayers to the entire family…so sorry for your loss.

Debbie King Casell

October 21st

Dear Terri and Trish, my deepest sympathy to you at the passing of your Mom. When I think of her I see class, beauty, and kindness. And oh how she loved you girls and her grandchildren! The world lost an Earthly angel with her passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Godspeed on your journey dear lady.❤

Rob & Angie McKnight

October 21st

Prayers of comfort are with all. Barb was such a kind person who loved her family dearly. She touched many lives.

Eva (Fooie) Whitely n Rhonda Poll

October 21st

sending prayers to Terri n rest of family so sorry for ur loss

Alan Buck

October 21st

Sympathy is extended to The Family . Sorry for Your Loss.

Bill and Robin Atwood

October 21st

So very sorry for your loss. Such a "Lady", she will be missed.

Don & Mary Ellen Knapp

October 21st

So sorry for your loss.

Shelly Phegley

October 22nd

My heart goes out to the family. A loss of such an immensely selfless matriarch is beyond difficult to bear. God bless her for her efforts for all the children she served and loved.

Rita Cosner

October 21st

So Sorry for your Loss.

Sam and Ramona Anderson

October 21st

Sending our love and condolences to Barbara's family. Terri, Trish, and Earl you are in our thoughts and prayers. Barbara was a beautiful, sweet and kind neighbor to us for many years. Rest in Peace Barbara.

Gerald and Virginia Dennis

October 21st

So sorry about your mother and Earl wife. She was a pretty lady and had a beautiful smile.

Carlson clan in AZ

October 23rd

Leslie, Sending warm hugs to you in this emotional journey in your life. I know how special your grandma is to you. What a blessing to have such a powerful influence in your life. Rhett will benefit from all the life lessons she bestowed upon you as a mother.

Sylvia McCrory

October 22nd

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope the memories will sustain you. She was a great lady and will always be in your heart.

Gray Mike and Sharon

October 22nd

Sorry for your loss. Barbara was a beautiful lady, always had a smile, and was do fun to be around. Prayers of comfort for all the family and friends. Blessings

Brenda Bandy and Rayce Michels

October 23rd

Terri, we are so sorry you lost your mother. May God wrap His arms around you and comfort you in this time of sorrow. Heaven has a new Angel among them! God Bless You All! 🙏♥️

Patti Ann Patterson

October 23rd

Terri; I’m so very sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Much love to you.

Rose and Bernie Born

October 21st

She will always be my sweet, beautiful sister-in-law Barbara. Many cherished memories of years long ago. May God’s peace be with all the family.

Norma Clarner

October 21st

So sorry for your loss

Jean McDaniel

October 21st

Barbara was such a beautiful person inside and out! Always so nice to visit with. She’ll be missed by everyone that knew her.

Linda and Robert Taylor

October 22nd

Terri, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Praying for you and the family during this tough time.

Michael Poehler

October 21st

Terri, so sorry to hear of your loss. All thou I did,nt know your mother personally, I,m sure that she was a great inspiration to everyone that she touched. Life,s a joneney and I,m sure that hers was a for filling one. Again, sorry for your loss.

Debbie Glaspy Johnson

October 21st

Terri, Trish and family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet, beautiful mother.

Josie Ann Gill

October 21st

Sweet, selfless Aunt Barbara, I will always remember you as my gentle caregiver. Beautiful inside and out. I’m so very sorry Terri, Leslie Ann, Uncle Earl, Aunt Sue and all of my other cousins for this loss of a true Angel on earth. Sending love and prayers.

John and Patticia Newby

October 21st

Terri and family, we are sorry to hear about your Mom s passing. She was such a beautiful and kind person...thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Alice Totten & Debra Ritchie

October 26th

Thoughts and prayers for family, friends and acquantances.

Joe and Jane Gilliland

October 25th

We are so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our prayers. 🙏🏻

Pam and Steve Whetstone

October 21st

Sending so much love and prayers to Uncle Earl, Terri, Trish and families. Aunt Barbara was so beautiful inside and out, and I have so many happy and treasured memories at her happy home.

Cathy Sledge Kieta

October 21st

Terri, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lawrence & Debbie Fitch

October 23rd

Terri, We are so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. We send condolences and prayers to you and your family at this sad time.

Allen hanneken

October 28th

I just found out today I am so sorry for your loss she was a very special lady,she will be missed greatly by all,I never met a nicer person.

Brenda dulaney

October 29th

Fly high barbara you was a good persongood heart and soul

Peggy Dunnigan Ellis

October 29th

So sorry to hear about Barbara. She was such a nice lady. Loved working with her at Beltronics. My daughter liked going out to see her and play with barbies while we visited. She will be missed.



Gina Douthut
Kaci, Rory, Jett & Ayla O'Dell
Phil & Jane Henson
Steve and Nancy Mink
Ray, Shannon & Shad
David Bryden
Nancy Weidner
Brenda Rinehart
Marilyn Stanford
All 70's Reunion
Loy and June Stanley
Ella Burgess & family
Bruce & Robbin Dickey
Walt & Doloris Brewer
Ilene Jackson. And Tanya Laughlin
Gary & Debbie Perry
lucy eckelberry
Robin and Sharla Todd
Diana & Greg Rutland
Galen & Neoma Gill
Gary & Terry Lane
Jerry "Butch" Erwin
Linda Martin
Larry Frost
vickie hill
John and Judy Lusk
Mark Dunnigan
Tom and Della Welch
Rick and Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Sheldon & June Smith
Sarah and Jim Hayes
Kenny & Sherrie Sessions
Ray and Lois McCrory
Pam O’Dell Young
Mike & Connie Spitzner & Family
Debbie King Casell
Nancy Travis
Tina Henson Branham
Mike and Kathy Kitley
Mike Patridge and Jean Guerrettaz
John Spitzner and Mary Hutchens
Yancey and Lori Glassford
Diane Becker
Sharon David
Neal & Janet Fehrenbacher
Jeremy & Kelli Wildbur
Rose Guinn Anderson
Micheal W. & Kristal G. Engelmeier
Bernie and Rose Born
Dan & Cheri Gill
Kim Moats Nussmeyer
casey and debra eastin
Brenda Murphy
Jon Chrissy Taylor
David and Sue Burt
Rick and Becky Williams
Suzanne Acree
Wayne Eastin & Diane Johnson
Mona Bowen Zuck
Clara Booth
Joann Stanford
Alan & Charlotte Hickox
Jerry and Virginia Dennis
Josie Gill, Jonah and Sophia Guerrettaz
Jean Porter
Cathy Sledge Kieta
Kim Teague
Terri Gill Barche
Donald Fry& Sherry Eivlsizer
Randy Beard and Shelly Wilkins
Delberta Bowen
Lowell & Brenda K Showalters
Steve & Carol Oestreich
Eva (fooie) Whitely n Rhonda Poll
LindaHarrell Judd
Marvin and Carolyn murbarger
Billye Young
Karen and Joe Anderson
Dennis & Paula Frutiger
Bruce & Nannette Richards
Nancy Flower Thompson
Lenny and Marie Henson
Bill and Robin Atwood
Ron and Mary Anne Ayers
Sam and Ramona Anderson
Jackie Hess Evans
Don Jane and Darren Delaney
Hilderbrand Connie
John and Bonnie Britton
Beverly Childers
Debra Blank
June Kuenstler
Steve and Janis Hubble
Rex Brown and Family
Jean McDaniel
Tony gray
Nancy Lewis
Norma Clarner
Peggy Coble
Matt and Deb Kuenstler
Jim and Sandy Sulsberger
David Eastin & Family
Gray Mike and Sharon
Bonnie Osborne
Becky Stanford Stocke
Brenda and Carl Bandy
Ruth Ann Weiler
Rick and Jean Porter
Dean and Jill Lewis
Lawrence & Debbie Fitch
Rick.Cathi Bailey family
Don & Mary Ellen Knapp
Lynne Wilson
gale smith
Janet Probst
Allen hanneken
Tina Brown
Shirley ward


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