Barbara J. Neeley

Born: Thu., Jun. 9, 1938
Died: Mon., Feb. 21, 2011

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Barbara J. Neeley, age 72 of Oblong, Illinois, died Monday February 21, 2011 at 11:17 AM, EST, at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana.

She was born June 9, 1938 in Pana, Illinois, the daughter of Maath Ariel and Edith Ruth (Reamsnyder) Pease. On February 10, 1956 she married Charley "Bud" Neeley and he preceded her in death on January 8, 1993. She drove a school bus for Oblong Community Unit #4 School District for 33 years retiring in 1996; was a Nurses Aide at Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, Illinois for many years; member Bible Chapel Church, rural Robinson, Illinois, also attended Berlin Church, rural Oblong, Illinois; graduate of Robinson High School Class of 1956. Barbara enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gospel sings and traveling, as well as taking care of her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Sarah & Jerry Ping, Oblong, Illinois, Ruth and Spence Vernia, Oblong, Illinois, Beth and Jeff Hawkins, Oblong, Illinois, Heather and Shane Wilber, Flat Rock, Illinois, Kristin and Sean Wolf, Robinson, Illinois; brother and sister-in-law, Maath and Teri Pease, Flat Rock, Illinois; nineteen grandchildren, Jeremy and Valerie Ping, Andy and Jerin (Ping) Romack, Charles "Buddy" Clough, Christopher Ryan Clough, Erica Vernia, Tyler Shields, Jesse Shields, Erica Tracy and Greg Staley, Alisha Tracy, Derek Tracy, Jessica Hawkins and Caleb Mendenhall, Joshua Hawkins Shaelyn Wilber, Katelyn Wilber, Chance Wilber, Sheri Wolf, Troy Wolf, Mykala Wofe and Grayson Wolf; eight great-grandchildren, Chace Leckey, Riley Leckey, Avery Romack, Madison and Cierra Staley; and several nieces and nephews, one uncle, one aunt and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charley "Bud" Neeley; one sister, Gladys Yingst and a sister in law, Linda Pease.

Funeral service will be at 1:00 PM on Thursday February 24, 2011 at the Berlin Church, rural Oblong, Illinois with visitation from 11:00 am until time of service at 1:00 PM at the Berlin Church. Bro. Bill Ikemire and David Vaughn will be officiating. Burial will be in the Berlin Cemetery, rural Oblong, Illinois. Memorial donations may be made to Riley Children's Hospital or St. Louis Children's Hospital with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be sent to

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Jim and Kim Russell

Sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.


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