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Barbara Sons

Dec 9th, 1936 - Dec 23rd, 2019

Funeral: 3 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation: 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at a later date in East Lawn Cemetery, Salem 


   Barbara Lucille Sons, age 83, of Salem, Illinois, formerly of Flora, passed away Monday evening, December 23, 2019, at the home of her daughter in Kell.

   She was born December 9, 1936, in Hoosier Township, Clay County, the daughter of Leland E. and Lucy A. (Stanley) Cook.  She was united in marriage to Lowell Beryl Sons on June 11, 1955, in Flora, and they shared 60 wedding anniversaries until his death March 15, 2016.

   Barbara worked at Sparton Manufacturing for 33 years until they closed their doors and she was able to take retirement.  She loved to be outdoors taking walks, gardening, and watching nature.  She liked to read, work word search puzzles, and go to thrift shops and rummage sales.  She enjoyed family gatherings and chatting with her neighbors and old friends and cherished time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   

   She is survived by her children: Jeff (Paula) Sons of Centralia, Gary (Cindy) Sons of Woodbridge, VA, Carol (Ron) Pruitt of Kell, and Walter Sons (significant other Teresa Clifton) of Cisne; 12 grandchildren: Angela Smith, Nicci Sons, Stephanie Sons, Samantha Sons, Christopher Sons, Jeannie Sons, Amy Pruitt, Ronnie Pruitt, Caleb Pruitt, Jarod Sons, Crystal Sons, and Amy Hawkins; 10 great-grandchildren: Avery, Rowan, Neveah, Madison, Brayden, Paisley, Jaxson, Ramona, Gracie, and Colten; a brother: David (Cheri) Cook; and 2 sisters: Darlene (Jamey) Grimsley and Arlene (Jim) Zenisek.

   She was preceded in death by her parents: Leland and Lucy Cook; husband: Lowell Sons; 2 brothers: Allen Cook and Gerald Cook; and a granddaughter: Amber Dawn Sons.

   A funeral service will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Burial will take place at a later date in East Lawn Cemetery, Salem.  Visitation will be 1 p.m. until time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be accepted through the funeral home.


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December 24th

Dear Carol & family..... I am so sorry to learn of your mother passing away. Your holiday will no doubt be a bit sorrow but hopefully thoughts of Christmas past will being loving moments with your mom. I'm certain she now knows great peace with our heavenly father. God bless you my friend!

Don & Bonnie Allen

December 26th

Barbara will be remembered for her work as an auxiliary member by many.

Jim and Aleta Tackitt

December 25th

I am so glad I had the chance to get to know Barbara better the last several years. She was an inspiration to many and was so soft spoken and kind. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Kelly Hemrich

December 27th

I wish you strength for patience. Courage for the days ahead and peace for the days that follow. Your mom will be missed Carol. I'm so sorry for your heartache.

David Allen

December 27th

You have my condolences my friend I just lost my my oct 25 she was 83 as well take care and I'm thinking of you.

Lisa Erbacher

December 27th

So sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. I loved her and always enjoyed visiting with her. Many hugs to you all...very sweet and kind person.

Dennis Woltz

December 27th

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts an Prayers sent with love

Trudy Zimmerman Stanford

December 27th

I am very sorry for your loss.

December 30th

So very soon for your loss Prayers for all the family. God Bless You All.

Vicki Mix

January 1st

Thoughts and prayers for the family at this time. Barbara was a very nice lady. Always had a kind word for everyone.



sharon lagle
Jarod Sons
Amy Dunnigan Rogers
Walt and Doloris Brewer
Tina Henson Branham
Jim and Aleta Tackitt
Don and Mary Smith
Norman Phillips
Jim Fry
Clara Booth
Diana Rutland
Donald Fry&Sheery Evilsizer
So sorry for your loss love you pat n steve henry
Casey and Debra Eastin
Roger and Cindy Bonham
Jean Guerrettaz
Judy and Ken Littlejohn
Garold Hosselton
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Linda Boyd
Don&Bonnie Allen
Chris & Bev Britton
Dale & Vicky (Cricelli) Milner
Darlene Grimsley
Larry Frost
Don, Jane and Darren Delaney
Gary & Cindy
Kelly Hemrich
Norman and Shirley Fry Workman
Nicci Sons
David & Carolyn Henson
Arlene Cook Zenisek
Bob Grundon
Greg and Susan Thomas
Rhond Wright Walsh
Teresa Laughlin
Calvin and Anita Lake
Sandra Henson
Rhonda Walsh
Lisa Erbacher
Carl Wayne Gray
Trudy Zimmerman Stanford
Mike and Sharon Gray
Leona McDowell
Jeff and paula sons
Chris and Misty Gosda
Cindy Huser
Tony and Janice Randall.
George and Katie Wright
Jamie Grimsley
Randy and Diane Gill
lloyd and mona stanley
Robert and Regina Bricker
David &Cheri Cook
Vicki Mix
Jarod Sons
Tina Stanley
Jim and Rhonda Lewis
mabel smirh


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