Barbara Ann Duffy
December 22, 1931 – February 14, 2021
Barbara A. Duffy, 89, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2021, Valentine's Day, to meet up with her sweetheart, John Duffy. She was born on December 22, 1931 in Minnesota and moved to Bloomington when she was three years old and was raised by her Aunt, Marie Hochhalter. Barb and John Duffy were married on May 18, 1957 in Melvin. They were married for almost 60 years until John's passing on May 12, 2017.
She is survived by her children: Kim McBride, Austin, TX; Terry (Mark) Wepprecht, Bloomington; Jonna Fricke (Patrick Mann), Bloomington; five grandchildren: Sean McBride, Austin, Texas; Stefanie McBride, Austin, Texas; Brian Wepprecht, Bloomington; Brittany Fricke, Bloomington; and Blake Wepprecht, Bloomington; one great-grandchild, Drake Wepprecht, Bloomington.
Barb worked for over 40 years in the banking industry. She was still working full time at the age of 80 and had to retire from Soy Capital Bank due to a back injury. Barb and John loved to travel to Hawaii, Bahamas and made bi-yearly trips to Las Vegas, as well as family vacations to California and Florida with her children. She always had her "money" purse in the hall closet ready to go whether off to the river boat or back to Vegas. She adored her family and spent as much time with them as possible.
Barb was the definition of a classy lady, always dressed to the nines and loved her jewelry. Her granddaughters took every opportunity to play dress up in "Grandma's" clothes and jewelry. Barb was an amazing sewer and her daughters and granddaughter always had the best homemade Halloween costumes in town. Barb was an avid Cubs and Bulls fan and was so happy John got to see the Cubbies win the World Series in 2016 before he passed in 2017.
Barb and John met in 1949 at O'Neils dance pavilion and are now back in each other's arms dancing the night away.
There will be no funeral or visitation services. She will be laid to rest at East Lawn Memorial in Bloomington, Illinois. A celebration of life is to be scheduled sometime this spring.
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Barbara Ann Duffy
February 17, 2021
My condolences on Barb's passing...I worked at Bickford and I was one of her nurses...I loved ur mom..we always looked forward to talk to each other about politics..she was a very warm and loving soul..I'm glad our paths crossed..take care..love and prayers