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Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
Complete Obituary
Opal Barber
  Opal Lucille Barber, 91, Celina, passed away March 24, 2013, at The Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
She was born July 28, 1921, in Mercer County, to Earl and Edith Deitsch VanTilburg.
On Nov. 21, 1939, she married John Cloyce Barber, who died May 21, 1998.
She is survived by a son, Don Barber of Mendon; two daughters, Virginia (Robert) Hoenie of Del Rio, Texas, and Marilyn Hoenie of Celina; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, John Robert "Bob" Barber, who died in 2005, and Richard M. Barber, who died in 2007; two grandchildren; and a sister and four brothers, Cora Leininger and Raymond, Gerald, Ralph and Paul VanTilburg.
She was a homemaker and retired from Huffy's in Celina, where she had worked on the assembly line. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Church of God, Celina.
She was an excellent pianist and enjoyed crocheting.
Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Thursday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. Richard Van Horn officiating. Burial will follow at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be left at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.
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