Barbara Ann Weeden, 69, of Pana, IL, passed away on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:40 a.m. at Heritage Manor, Pana, IL with family close by her.
She was born on November 25, 1944 in Taylorville, IL; the daughter Samuel Grover and Nova (Stroud) Tolly. On January 5, 1964 Barbara married Lester “Jim” Weeden in Taylorville, IL. Barb was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Taylorville until moving to Pana in 1974 where she became an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Pana. She was a long-time member of the church choir. Singing was one of her favorite pastimes. Barb worked at Liberty Mutual Insurance in Taylorville until her daughter was born. She loved being a stay-at-home mom but, she also substituted in the school cafeteria and babysat for friends. In later years she cared for her ailing parents.
She is survived by her husband, Jim; daughter, Wendy (husband Steve) Brookens of Taylorville, IL; and granddaughter, Hayden Baker who was the light of her life. She was preceded in passing by her parents.
Graveside services will be held at the Edinburg Cemetery on Saturday, May 3, 2014 leaving from Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville at 10:00 a.m. Pastor Steve Palmer will officiate.
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois. Sign the on-line guestbook at www.suttonmemorialhome.com.