Barbara R. Conkrite
Barbara R. Conkrite, 87, passed away on Friday, December 18, 2015, at Aperion Nursing Home in Jacksonville.
Barbara was born on March 12, 1928 in Bedford, IA. She was preceded in death by her husband, James John Conkrite; a daughter, Christina Marie; parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Gaule; sisters, Martha Mann and Mary Lou Acton; a brother, Lawrence Luke (Jackie) Gaule and grandson, A.J. Stringer.
Barbara was an active parishioner of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield and led their annual ice cream social for many years. She had a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother and was involved in the Altar and Rosary Society. Barb had worked in the hospitality and healthcare services all her life.
She is survived by her children: Sandy Conkrite, Kathryn Walden, John Conkrite and Litina Carnes (husband Brian), all of Springfield, thirty grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and one brother, William L. Gaule of Chatham.
Visitation: 4 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, December 22, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home. A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2015, at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend James Isaacson officiating. Burial will follow at Chatham Cemetery.