Barbara J. McGrath
Barbara J. McGrath, 87, of Springfield, died at 6:37 pm, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at her home. She was born February 2, 1931 in Amboy, IL, the daughter of Charles and Katherine Boesen Clayton. She married Joseph L. McGrath on December 1, 1951 at St. Patrick’s Church in Amboy, Illinois, and he preceded her in death on March 18, 1999.
She was an Accountant with Raynor Door manufacturing Company in Dixon, Illinois, before moving to Springfield.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a grandson, Patrick McGrath in 1993; five sisters and four brothers.
Survivors include two sons, Craig (wife: Carol Wyant) and Timothy (Wife: Rosanne) McGrath both of Oak Park, Illinois; one granddaughter, Katherine Rose McGrath of Oak Park and several nieces and nephews.
She loved volunteering, antiquing, traveling and reading.
She was a member of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception; Council of Catholic Women; Legion of Mary; AARP and Public Citizen.
Visitation: 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Monday, July 16, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield. A prayer service will be held at 5 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at Cathedral of Immaculate
Conception with Reverend Chris House officiating.
Graveside service: 3:00 pm, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Amboy, IL with Reverend Timothy Draper officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception or to the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
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