|Birth: ||Sep. 12, 1930|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 2013|
Barbara M. Atherton, 82, of Mendota died Feb. 26, 2013, in Mendota Lutheran Home.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in St. John's Lutheran Church, Mendota with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be at Restland Memorial Gardens, Mendota.
Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Schwarz Funeral Home, Mendota.
She was born Sept. 12, 1930, in Mendota to Harry and Gladys (Yost) Sauer. She married Robert Atherton on Aug. 21, 1949, in St. John's Lutheran Church, Mendota.
She attended Mendota High School, graduating in 1948. She and her husband and family worked on the family farm. She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, the church circle group, La Salle County Farm Bureau and many card clubs.
She is survived by one son, Mark (Ellen) Atherton of Earlville; one daughter, Rebecca Atherton of Mendota; two grandsons, Brian (Christin) Atherton and Jacob (Amanda) Atherton; four great-grandchildren, Maren, Mason, Claire and Raegan; one brother, Harold (Geri) Sauer of Mendota; and her faithful companion, Sir Schultz.
She was preceded in death by her husband in September 1977; and one son, Michael in May 1954.
Memorials may be directed to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue or Mendota Community Hospital.
Source: News Tribune, La Salle, Illinois, Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Robert Atherton (____ - 1977)
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Record added: Feb 28, 2013
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