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Eleanor L. Whitlock

February 3, 1935 August 21, 2018
Eleanor L. Whitlock
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Obituary for Eleanor L. Whitlock

Mrs. Eleanor L. Whitlock, 83, of rural Baylis, Illinois, passed away at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at the home of her daughter.

She was born February 3, 1935, in Derry Township, near Barry, Illinois, to Walter & Esther (Bocking) Schnepf. They preceded her in death.

She married Robert Whitlock on February 12, 1955 in Barry, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 31, 1982.

She is survived by 2 sons, Robert Whitlock (Lori) of Baylis, IL and Michael Whitlock of Baylis, IL; 3 daughters, Christine Simmerman (Garry) of Baylis, IL; Dianna Ruble (Jack) of Baylis, IL and Kimberly Motley (David) of Barry, IL; 6 grandsons, Jason Simmerman of Pittsfield, IL; Justin Simmerman of Rockport, IL; Michael Whitlock of Baylis, IL; Ryan Motley of Carbondale, IL; Jack Ruble II of New London, MO; and Larry Allen of Eolia, MO.; 6 granddaughters, Jayna Verastique of Woodstock, IL; Angela Dixon of Barry, IL; Toni Daniels of Pittsfield, IL; Dianna Allen of Baylis, IL; Rachel Motley of Barry, IL; and Madison White of Baylis; 19 great grandchildren; 1 sister Doris Rennecker (Herb) of Kinderhook, IL.; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and her parents she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Carl Schnepf, Kenneth Schnepf and Gerald Schnepf and 3 sisters, Virginia Woods, Adaline Harrison and Frances Sutton.

She was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church. Eleanor loved to sew. She spent her lifetime on the farm raising her family. She raised food in her garden and enjoyed canning and quilting. In her spare time she loved working puzzles and watching her grandkids show animals at the fair. Her favorite activity was spending time with her family.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 24, 2018, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at the Barry United Methodist Church in Barry.

Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Barry.

Memorials are suggested to the Barry United Methodist Church.

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5:00 PM 8/24/2018 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 8/24/2018 8:00:00 PM
Kirgan Funeral Home

940 Greene Street
Barry, IL 62312

Kirgan Funeral Home
940 Greene Street Barry 62312 IL
United States





1:00 PM 8/25/2018 1:00:00 PM
Barry United Methodist Church

720 Perry St.
Barry, IL 62312

Barry United Methodist Church
720 Perry St. Barry 62312 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Park Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

Main St.
Barry, IL 62312

Main St. Barry 62312 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Barry United Methodist Church

720 Perry St.
Barry, IL 62312

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