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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.
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!
Barbara will be remembered for her work as an auxiliary member by many.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So sorry for your loss. Thoughts an Prayers sent with love
I am very sorry for your loss.
So very soon for your loss Prayers for all the family. God Bless You All.
Thoughts and prayers for the family at this time. Barbara was a very nice lady. Always had a kind word for everyone.