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Jean Barra

July 28, 1926 — October 27, 2016

Roanoke-Ila Jean Barra, 90, of Roanoke, IL passed away at 1:00 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home.

She was born on July 28, 1926 in Douglas, IL a daughter of Arthur and Marjorie Murphy Moore. She married Joseph Barra on June 25, 1955 in Edwardsville, IL. He passed away on March 13, 2008.

Survivors include three nieces, Mary (Michael) Scheirer of Metamora; Diana (Gary) Smith of Drake, CO; Lori (David) Biggs of Princeton, IL; one aunt Bernita Murphy of Farmington, IL; seven great nieces and nephews; three great great nephews; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one niece, Kathy Traxel.

Jean worked at Caterpillar for several years before moving on to Foster Jacobs where she worked until her retirement.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke where she belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society. Jean was well known for her lemon meringue pies at the spaghetti suppers. She was also an excellent seamstress. Jean and Joe loved to go fishing together and enjoyed traveling to Minnesota every year. She was a die hard Cubs fan and is watching down on the World Series with great joy from the best seats in the house.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Roanoke. Fr. Eugene Radosevich will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Roanoke Township Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home.

Jean's family would like to thank the staff of the Roanoke Apostolic Christian Home for the excellent and loving care extended to her.

Visitation

NOV 3. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)

St. Joseph Catholic Church
Roanoke, IL

Funeral Mass

NOV 3. 2:00 PM (CDT)

St. Joseph Catholic Church
Roanoke, IL

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