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3/12/2020 12:28:00 PM
Barbara Jean Humphrey
December 21, 1930 - March 12, 2020
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Barbara Jean Humphrey, 89, of Taylorville, passed away at 2:05 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020 in her home.

She was born on December 21, 1930 in Taylorville, the daughter of Homer H. and Helen H. (Hord) Corzine. She married James C. Humphrey on August 26, 1951 in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on September 10, 1984.

Mrs. Humphrey was a homemaker and previously served as secretary at Davis Memorial Christian Church and later as secretary for Taylorville Mayor Dick Adams. Barbara was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church and the Christian Women’s Fellowship. She enjoyed playing bridge and had many volunteer roles throughout her life including serving as an election judge, Red Cross blood drive volunteer, delivering Meals on Wheels, and a mentor in the Taylorville schools. Above all she loved her family and spending as much time with them as she could.

Barbara is survived by her children: Pam Peabody (Dean) of Taylorville, Peggy Peabody of North Aurora, James Humphrey (Darcy) of Taylorville, and Helen Nothdurft (Steve) of Downers Grove; grandchildren: Kate Pfiffner (Shawn), Angela Peabody (fiancé Jeremy Williams), James J. Humphrey, Maggie Daniels (Chris), Drew Peabody (Lisa), Elizabeth Humphrey, Ethan Humphrey, and Kimberly Nothdurft; 13 grandchildren; sister-in-law: Lynda Humphrey of Springfield; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law: David Peabody; and brother: Ronald Corzine.

The visitation for Barbara will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 11a.m. at McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville. The funeral service will follow at 11a.m. with Rev. Bill Kerns officiating and burial will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville.

McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Barbara, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at

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