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Barbara J. Buckley

December 22, 1939 — August 20, 2021

Barbara J. Buckley, 81 of Taylorville, Ill. passed away Friday, August 20, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, Ill. She was born December 22, 1939 Portageville, Mo. to the late R.J. & Camille (Turner) Porter. She married Larry Buckley on September 28, 1985 and he survives.

Barb was a 1957 graduate of Taylorville High School and a member of United In Faith Church, Pana,
Ill. where she was an active member, serving with the Women’s Fellowship and singing in the choir. She worked as a homemaker, school cafeteria worker and cook and enjoyed reading, shopping and loved to bake.

Along with her husband, Barb is survived by her children: Tim (Theresa) Hendrickson, Mattoon, Ill.; Andy (Julie) Hendrickson, Taylorville, Ill.; Keri (Daniel) Booher, Whitwell, Tenn.; Traci (Doug) Marlow, Chatham, Ill.; Scott (Dawn) Hendrickson; stepchildren: Nick Buckley, Hammond, Ill.; Stephanie Rogers, Argenta, Ill.; Robin Hill, Somonauk, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 10 step-granchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Robert (Leslie) Porter, Fla. She was also preceded by her siblings: Bonnie Bennett & Dick Porter and stepson, Neil Buckley.

A memorial service for Barb will be held Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at United In Faith Church, Pana, Ill. at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Leon Goff officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service at the church.

Memorials in Barb’s honor may be made to United In Faith Women’s Fellowship, 609 Fairgrounds Rd., Pana, Ill. 62557 and will be accepted by McCracken-Dean Funeral Home who is assisting the family.

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