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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: www.frankandbright.com
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.
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.
Sorry for your loss she will be missed. Our families knew each other for many years and I will never forget her.
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.
Terri, I’m sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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.
We are so sorry for your loss. Yes, she was a good person and helped many. ❤
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.
Terri, Leslie and Christopher, sending our sympathy at the loss of a fine lady.
A beautiful person who lived life to the fullest. My condolences and prayers for her family.
So sorry for your loss! Prayers for comfort in the day ahead!
So sorry to hear about Barbara. Prayers for the family.
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.
Our deepest condolences are extended to the family. She will be missed.
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...
Terri so sorry to hear about your mom passing away in my prayers and thoughts
Sorry for your loss.
Sorry to hear this Les. She was a great lady. Will be keeping you all in our prayers.
My thoughts and prayers to the entire family…so sorry for your loss.
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.❤
Prayers of comfort are with all. Barb was such a kind person who loved her family dearly. She touched many lives.
sending prayers to Terri n rest of family so sorry for ur loss
Sympathy is extended to The Family . Sorry for Your Loss.
So very sorry for your loss. Such a "Lady", she will be missed.
So sorry for your loss.
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.
So Sorry for your Loss.
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.
So sorry about your mother and Earl wife. She was a pretty lady and had a beautiful smile.
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.
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.
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
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! 🙏♥️
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.
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.
So sorry for your loss
Barbara was such a beautiful person inside and out! Always so nice to visit with. She’ll be missed by everyone that knew her.
Terri, so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Praying for you and the family during this tough time.
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.
Terri, Trish and family, So sorry to hear of the loss of your sweet, beautiful mother.
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.
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.
Thoughts and prayers for family, friends and acquantances.
We are so very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you all in our prayers. 🙏🏻
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.
Terri, I am so sorry to hear this. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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.
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.
Fly high barbara you was a good persongood heart and soul
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.