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Barbara Rora

September 1, 1950 — March 30, 2022

Barbara Sue Rora, 71, of Secor, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at her home.

Barb was born on September 1, 1950 to George Washington “Cotton” and Geraldine Lewis Allen. She married Tommy C. Rora on June 4, 1982 in Eureka. He passed away on July 4, 2001.

Surviving are her fiancé, Larry Seggerman of Secor; five children, Vicki (Tim) Kupec of Wenona, Sherrie (Reece) Druery of LaRose, Jennifer (Denny Seggerman) Rora of Secor, Philip Byler of Normal, Salena (Dan) Rora-Luper of Virginia Beach, VA; siblings, Georgia (Joe) Davis of CO, John Allen of Secor, Kathy (Bob) Seggerman of Secor, Bill Pethick of CO, sister-in-law, Bobbi Jo Allen of OH; brother-in-law, Roland Clemonds of MO; 19 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren plus two on the way; many nieces and nephews; and tons of friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Frances Clemonds; brothers, Gerald Allen and James Allen; sister-in-law, Moni Allen; and step-father, William "Pops" Pethick.

Barb owned and ran the Secor Saloon for 20 years, first with her late husband, Tom Rora, and later with Larry Seggerman and has made many good friends over the years in doing so. Her friendly, spunky spirit made everyone love her. When she would go other places, she was sure to run into many people who knew her who wanted to say hi.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at the Secor Sportsman’s Club beginning at 1pm and lasting through the evening. All are invited to come and share memories of Barb. Food and drinks will be provided, but you can bring a dish to share if you like. There was private graveside service for family at Roanoke Township Cemetery on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Knapp-Johnson-Harris assisted family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family to help with funeral and medical expenses or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences can be sent to family at

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Roanoke Township Cemetery

E Lincoln St, Roanoke, IL 61561

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Celebration of Life Gathering

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm (Central time)

Secor Sportsman's Club

, Secor, IL 61771

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