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Barbara Lou Harris Schalk
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Birth: May 2, 1930
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 1, 2010
East Peoria
Tazewell County
Illinois, USA

WASHINGTON - Barbara Lou Schalk, 79, of Washington, Ill., died at 8:35 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria, Ill.

Born on May 2, 1930, in Peoria, Ill., to Robert L. and Elsie LeGrand Harris, she married Wilbert E. Schalk on April 21, 1956, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Peoria. He survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy (Jerry) Roese of Washington, Ill., and Debra L. Schalk of Chicago, Ill.; one son, Bob (Kim) Schalk of Bartonville, Ill.; one stepbrother, Russell (Mary Lou) Epperly of San Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren, Mike Roese of Fort Myers, Fla., Rachel (Matt) Lane of Bartonville, Ill., and Amanda (Jim) Roy of Chicago, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren, Riley Lane and Kody Lane.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents; her stepmother, Lillian "Babe" Epperly; and a great-granddaughter, Brystol Ulrich.

She was a homemaker and was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria, where she participated in their Bible study.

Barb enjoyed gardening, bird watching, fishing and cooking and was an avid Cubs fan. In the last few years, she especially enjoyed time spent with her great-grandchildren.

Services for Barb will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010, at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2010, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

Memorials may be made to Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.

Barbara's memorial website is available at, where condolences also may be sent to the family.

Published in the Peoria Journal Star on 5/3/2010
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  Wilbert Eugene Schalk (1929 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Parkview Cemetery
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Heaven bound
Record added: May 03, 2010
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Barbara Lou <i>Harris</i> Schalk
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