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Barbara E. Egnew, 106, of Hoopeston, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, 2016, at Heritage Health in Hoopeston.
She was born on April 27, 1910, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Archie and Mary Jane (Graham) Munn. She married Ross Egnew on May 5, 1938, in Hoopeston.
Barbara is survived by 13 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren and great -great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers and sisters; sons, Robert "Buddy" Egnew and Raymond Egnew ; daughters, Norma Sollars, Ruth Ann Cowan and Dorothy Carter Trent.
Barbara worked more than 40 years as a manager at Worthens Department Store. She enjoyed traveling, playing Bridge and was a member of the Ice Water Bridge Club. She was very family oriented and loved spending time with her friends and family.
A Celebration of Barbara Egnew's Life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, at Hoopeston United Methodist Church, with Cathy Najmon officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to Hoopeston Public Library or Hoopeston United Methodist Church. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Barbara's life. Memories or photos may be sent to the family at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.
Published on November 12, 2016
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