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December 21, 2017
Emmetsburg News

PRINCEVILLE, IL A funeral mass for Barbara Perkins will be on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church. Father John Verrier will officiate.

Burial will be on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at St. John's Cemetery in Emmetsburg.

Barbara H. Perkins, 80, of Peoria, formerly of Princeville, passed away at 10:00 a.m. at Heddington Oaks in Peoria, IL on Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017.

Barbara was born on Nov. 7, 1937 in Cylinder to Hilary and Helen (Bosold) Murphy. She was married to Franklin Perkins and he preceded her in death on May 20, 1981.

Barbara worked for the Princeville School District for 35 years. She was a member of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Princeville, where she served on the altar & rosary society. She loved gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are three children, Scott (Gail) Perkins of St. Cloud, FL, Jane Cluskey of Brimfield, and Phillip (Jane) Perkins of Princeville; nine grandchildren two great-grandchildren and one sister, Mary Christianson of Emmetsburg. She was preceded in death by her son, Mark David Perkins, daughter, Michelle Evans, son-in-law, Brent Cluskey and one sister, Joan Dockwell.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church or Princeville Pride.

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