Barbara Jean Vahle
Barbara Jean Vahle, age 81, of Quincy, died on Saturday, February 20, 2021 in St. Vincent Home. She was born on August 4, 1939 in Eldred, IL the daughter of Everett F. and Beulah (Vinyard) Holtswarth. She was a graduate of Carrollton High School. She married Richard Vahle on November 23, 1974. He preceded her in death on September 4, 2017. Barb was a long time waitress at Elder's Restaurant, retiring in 2000.
Barb was a former member of Walkerville Baptist Church. Barb enjoyed bowling, and ceramics. She was a member of the Quincy Women Bowling Association and was a board member for 17 years. She was a former officer of the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed traveling, bingo, and quilting. Her favorite times were spent with family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Barb was very excited and proud to see the fifth generation of the family born on January 29, 2021.
She is survived by:
CHILDREN: Larry (Rhonda) Fields of Quincy, Doug Fields of Quincy and Carrie (Daniel) Veile also of Quincy.
GRANDCHILDREN: Curtis (Amanda) Fields, Meghan Bullington, Taylor Veile, Madison Veile, and William (Rico) Sterns.
GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Keegan (Douglas Chatfield) Fields, Jacob Fields, Curtis James 'C.J.' Fields, Jr., Klayton Bullington, Kamdyn Bullington, Colson Fain, China Ufkes and Phalon Sterns.
TWO STEP-GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Tessa and Rocky.
GREAT-GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Liam Jacob Chatfield and Sawyer James Chatfield.
SIBLINGS: Gary (Reta) Holtswarth and Margie (Jon) Maier
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
In addition to her husband, Barb was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Deborah Hicks, a granddaughter Heather Fields, a brother Edward Holtswarth and a sister Carol June Holtswarth in infancy.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:00 PM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 PM until the time of the services at 6 PM. Memorials may be made to Blessing Cancer Center.
Jim, Darlous and Matthew Hull
- Barb was a very sweet person. We always enjoyed visiting with her when we had a get together of family when we came to Quincy. She will be greatly missed. May the Lord bring you much comfort during this trying time. Love, Darlous, Jim and Matthew Hull
- I have had the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Vahle for many years. I first meet her when I was in QHS. For several of us teens she was our role model. She was a very kind compassionate woman. She was there for others when they needed someone especially to talk to. She wore her heart on her sleeve and will be greatly missed.