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Barbara Jean Southard

Barbara Jean Southard, 75 of Taylorville passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at 6:30am at Decatur Memorial Hospital. She was born on December 8, 1946 in Bloomington, IL, the daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (Wylie) Robinson. She married Robert W. Southard on October 24, 1975 in Taylorville, IL. She worked at a local dry cleaner and later worked in the cafeteria at the Taylorville Sr, High School before retiring. Barb enjoyed bowling, reading, puzzles, games and socializing.

She is survived by daughters: Teri Bankhead (Companion Jerry O’Neill) of Tucson, AZ., Robyn Menossi (Companion Alex Manzo) of Temecula, CA., son Todd (Kimberly) Southard of Springfield, IL., grandchildren: Boston Menossi, Seth Nelson, McKenna Southard-Kitson, Carson Southard, Olivia Bankhead, Nicolas Manzo; sisters: Molly (Tim) Westover, Helen (Denny) Garren both of Tucson, AZ, brother: Jeffery (Terri) Robinson of Taylorville, IL., several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brother: Joseph Robinson.

Family & Friends are invited to the gravesite service on Saturday June 25, 2022 at 10:00 am at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation at Parkinson.org

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Todd, Teri & Robyn. Sorry for your loss. Your Mom was very good friend of mine for long time. Had lot of fun together. She will be missed by all, She's in a better place now with Bob.

Sheri Moretz Jun 24 2022 4:39 PM

Robyn, I am so heartbroken to hear of Barb's passing. She was a wonderful person. Our prayers for you and your family.

Betty L Bowman Jun 22 2022 3:47 PM

Todd, Teri, and Robyn, we're so sorry to hear of your moms' passing. Barb was one of the kindest, sweetest, and funniest ladies we've ever known. Our family has been friends with yours for many years. My mom, Sheri, is certainly going to miss her. Prayers for all of you.

Vicki and Mannie Peters Jun 22 2022 2:37 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Barbara Southard

Vicki Peters Jun 22 2022 2:14 PM

Fly with the angels you so loved momma! We miss and love you. Always in our hearts.

Teri Bankhead (Daughter) Jun 22 2022 11:46 AM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Barb's family. We are so sorry for your loss. Bob and Barb's were great neighbors and we sure will miss them both.
Scott & Dottie Landers & Family

Dottie Landers Jun 22 2022 10:07 AM

I have wonderful memories of all our outings! Barb was a terrific friend and I will miss her!

Sr Angela Laquet, ASC Jun 22 2022 1:05 AM

Todd, so sorry to hear this about your mom. Love and miss you.

Kevin L Beeson Jun 21 2022 5:30 PM

My condolences to the family for your loss.

Bill Ettinger Jun 21 2022 4:41 PM