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Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel

1203 West Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL

OBITUARY

William "Bill" Barnett

January 23, 1944May 31, 2019
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William “Bill” Barnett, 75, of Peoria, IL, passed away at 10:45 am on Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home surrounded by his family. He was born on January 23, 1944 in Peoria to Robert and Virginia (Cheesman) Barnett. He married Jerrylin Harrold on November 23, 1963 In Peoria, IL. She survives. Bill is also survived by two daughters, Lynn (Don) Hahn, Terilyn Sewell, both of Peoria, IL and one son, William Barnett, of Mapleton; six grandchildren Jordyn (Taylor) Helms, Kalidonia Barnett, Landon Hahn, Ronnie (Katelyn) Sewell, Ryne Sewell, Phoebe Sewell and three great grandchildren Sadie Lynn Helms, Kenley and Klaira Sewell; one brother Michael Barnett and one sister Norma Woods. He was preceded in death by his parents. He graduated from Southern Illinois University with his Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Education in 1968. Bradley University with his Master of Arts in Education in 1976 and Western Illinois University he received his Degree of Education Specialist in 1993. He was employed at Illini Bluffs Unit District 327 for 27 years and was then Superintendent at Limestone-Walters Grade School for eight years. He was also the interim superintendent at Hollis Grade School and Parkview Grade School in Creve Coeur, IL. Bill loved a lot of things but he truly loved the outdoors! He loved to hunt and fish and passed on a family tradition of trout fishing in Branson, MO on Lake Taneycomo that his father passed on to him. He enjoyed playing his guitar and singing old country music songs around campfires while his friends and family sang along. Bill also enjoyed to talk to people whether they were friends or not, no one was a stranger to Bill. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Limestone-Walters Grade School at 8223 W Smithville Rd. Bartonville. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday at the church. Davison Fulton Bartonville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to Limestone-Walters Grade School. You may view Bill’s obituary online at www.davison-fultonbartonvillechapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Barnett, Father
  • Virginia (Cheesman) Barnett, Mother
  • Jerrylin (Harrold) Barnett, Wife
  • Lynn (Don) Hahn, Daughter
  • Terilyn Sewell, Daughter
  • William Barnett, Son
  • Jordyn (Taylor) Helms, Kalidonia Barnett, Landon Hahn, Ronnie (Katelyn) Sewell, Ryne Sewell, Phoebe Sewell, 6 Grandchildren
  • Sadie Lynn Helms, Kenley and Klaira Sewell, 3 Great Grandchildren
  • Michael Barnett, Brother
  • Norma Woods, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Limestone-Walters Grade School

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, June 4, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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William "Bill" Barnett

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Carol Alwood

June 4, 2019

I have very fond memories of Bill during his years at Illini Blufffs High school💙 All three of my children had great respect for him. I look forward to working at the funeral dinner tomorrow at St. John Lutheran. May God comfort and bless his family.

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