Barbara Ellen Pulliam
Barbara Ellen Pulliam, 76, of Springfield, died at 12:17 am, Friday, October 14, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital. She was born December 9, 1939 in Springfield to Anthony Michael and Ellen Patricia (McLaughlin) Tank. She married Lee Pulliam in 1957 and he preceded her in death on August 18, 2011.
Also preceding her in death are her parents; son, James Allen Pulliam, and sister, Sue Ausmus.
She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Patricia (Joe) Blewitt of Crete, IL and Elizabeth Colleen (John) Arnold of Lynchburg, VA; two sons, Dan (Emma) Pulliam of Springfield and Anthony Michael (Mary) Pulliam of Sweetwater, IL; seventeen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers, Anthony (Rosie) Tank of Titusville, FL, Patrick Tank of Rochester, James Tank of Springfield, and John (Diane) Tank of Phoenix, AZ; one aunt, Elizabeth “Babe” McCue of Springfield and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Barbara retired as a public school teacher with District 186. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Friday, October 21, 2016 at Staab Funeral Home- Springfield with a rosary service at 4 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Kevin Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Shriners Children’s Hospital, or Catholic Children’s Home.