Barbara Jean Phillipich
Barbara J. Phillipich, 82, of Springfield, died at 2:00 am, Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Heritage Health. She was born December 3, 1929 in Decatur, Illinois to Richard C. and Iva Sparks Hettinger. She married John Phillipich on July 25, 1972 and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter; Iva Jean (James) Maguda of Concord, CA; two sons, Jack (Deborah) Patterson of Sherman and Richard (Stacy) Patterson of Riverton; six grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Richard (Pat) Hettinger of Ft. Myers, FL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Her parents and one sister, Wilma Mae Ticknor preceded her in death.
Barbara was a member of Elks Ladies Auxiliary #158. She enjoyed reading, gardening, traveling and being outside. She had worked for Sangamon Electric, GE, Lucky Horseshoe Mobile Home and was a homemaker.
Memorial Gathering: 2-4 pm, Thursday April 19, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home.
Burial will be held at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ladies Elks #158.