|Barbara Jean Michaels Burbridge|
|Birth: ||Sep. 19, 1925|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2014|
Barbara Jean Burbridge passed away on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Bradford Terrace Nursing Home in Starke, Fla.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at First United Methodist Church, 200 N. Walnut St., Starke, under the leadership of Pastor Michael Moore.
Barbara, the youngest daughter of seven, was born in Enid, Okla., on Sept. 19, 1925, to Isal and James Michaels.
Barbara was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother whose life's passions were her music, cooking and, most of all, to be surrounded by the laughter of her family and friends.
She devoted thousands of hours throughout her life in the service of others in all the communities in which she lived. Barbara was a church soloist at Friendship Methodist Church in Colchester, Ill., 4-H leader, served on the McDonough County Home Extension, and was past Worthy High Priestess of Queen Ester Shrine in Macomb, Ill.
Barbara was unit president of Blandinsville and Moline American Legion Auxiliary, past 14 District president, division president, and served as Illinois State president and national chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee also in service of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was past regent of Mary Little Deere Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution and past president of the Women's Club of East Moline. She served six years as a volunteer at East Moline State Hospital and as a member of a King's Daughters circle.
Barbara is survived by her daughter, Margaret Nelson; two sons, Larry Hicks and Bob Schmidt; grandchildren, Tommy Kallman, Beth Washburn, Adam and Brennan Hicks; great-grandchildren, Josh, Amber and Nina; and great-great-grandchildren, Erasmo, Neveah, Robert, Thomas, Elisha, Leroy and August.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haven Hospice, 4200 N.W. 90th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. The family wishes to thank from the bottom of our hearts the entire hospice team and the staff of Bradford Terrace for all the loving care they provided during Barbara's life.
Arrangements are by Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home of Starke, 904-964-6200.
(Rock Island Argus)
Lynn L Burbridge (1922 - 2003)*
Created by: Paul Mack
Record added: Mar 12, 2014
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