Age 72 of Wilmington, Illinois died Monday, July 25, 2022 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois.
Born June 12, 1950 in Joliet, Illinois, Barbara Jean was a daughter of Robert and Evelyn (Canney) Anderson. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and on October 24, 1970, Barb married Daniel Bendel in the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington. She worked for more than 20 years at Whitmore Ace Hardware in Wilmington and was a member of the Wilmington Moose Lodge #241.
Survivors include her husband, Dan; two daughters: Bobbi Lynn Adams-Stumpf of Phoenix, Arizona and Kim Bendel of Wilmington; five grandchildren, and one sister, Margaret Bendel of Safford, Arizona.
Barb was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, James Anderson.
Per Barb’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.
The family will receive friends for a memorial visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 E. Kahler Road in Wilmington on Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Inurnment will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois at a later date.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Barb’s memory to the Wilmington Fireman’s Benefit Association, P.O. Box 245, Wilmington, Illinois 60481
Family and friends are encouraged to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Barb’s memorial page online through social media.
Cremation and memorial services have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181) www.BaskervilleFuneral.com