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Iona Barry

Iona Barry

Iona E. Barry age 87, of Quincy died on Thursday, December 27, 2018 in her home.
Iona was born on February 25, 1931 in Quincy's St. Mary Hospital, a daughter of Oscar and Grace (Phillips) Kirtright. She married William "Bill" G. Barry on October 17, 1953 in Quincy's St. Boniface Catholic Church. He preceded her in death September 7, 2011. Iona was an LPN for many years. She had worked for St. Mary Hospital, the Illinois Veterans Home and then for the Attorney General's Office.
Iona was a 1948 graduate of Quincy High School. She was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church.
Survivors include her children:
Patricia Elaine (Eddie) Maples of Quincy; Gary William (Denise) Barry of Decatur, IL; Tamara Ann Shaffer of Cincinnati, OH.
Grandchildren, Andrew R. Wemhoener and Ashley E. (Seth) Perrine , Jennifer M. Barry, Jordan (Lindsey) Barry, Austin and Aaron Shaffer.
2 Step-Grand Children, Glen Maples; Rajah (Dr. Ernie) Maples Wallace.
5 Great-Grandchildren, Kristen, Gracie Jo and Aden Joseph Zanger; Bentley Perrine and Charlie Barry.
1 Brother: Leo Kirtright.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and siblings: Larry Kirtright, Harry Polley, Irene Merrick and Janice Kirtright.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 3, 2019 at 9:30 am in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 am in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church, Adams County Red Cross or to the American Heart Association.

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From:
Jenny Hayden
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed your mother. She always said what was on her mind! You knew where you stood with her! What a great lady. Prayers for all.
From:
Susie Leach Hunt
Frisco, TX
Comments:
Barry Family,
Sending all my love and hugs to you all. I am heart broken to hear Iona has left us. They say it takes a village - I was blessed to have Iona as a big part of mine. And I will cherish forever my last visit with her when I was in town over Thanksgiving just a few weeks ago.

Just go left Iona and Bill will be there waiting!

Love to you all!
Susie & Don Hunt
From:
Paul K.Geers
St. Louis, MO
Comments:
Dear Barry family,
My heart gos out to you all. I have known Iona and her late husband over 50 years, we just chatted at the village inn last month. God rest her soul, she always said hello to me.
I too will miss her and our laughs and talks.
Thanks for sharing her with us.
Paul K. Geers. Latin mass president
From:
Mary (Mahair) Fuller
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Patty, Tammy,& Gary So very sorry for your loss. She was one of a kind and i will miss her!
From:
Don and Fran
Quincy, IL
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Patti., so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. If we can do anything for you and the family, let me know.
From:
Trudy and Allan Hoskins
Venice, FL
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Patty, Gary and Tammy..... We are totally shocked and heartbroken. Your mom, and dad, of course, were so very special to us. They were absolutely, the best next door neighbors anyone could ever have. We truly loved them both, but we have so many great memories. They even watched Kelle when Andy was born back in 1979 and, of course, there was Fritz running back and forth between our houses. He had two homes! We last saw your mom at Hy Vee eating breakfast. Of course, now we wish we had talked just a little longer. Cherish your wonderful memories of her and your dad, because we certainly do.
From:
Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.
From:
Tim and Donna Lenane
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Patty,
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great woman, and I always enjoyed being around her! She knew how to get things done and she was a very sweet woman!
From:
Kim Barry
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! Aunt Iona was a great lady.
From:
Roger Hunt ADM
Decatur, IL
Comments:
Gary, Denise and family of Iona.

My deepest sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Roger
From:
Dawna Williams - ADM
Decatur, IL
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences. Sending love and hugs and healing energy your way.

Dawna