OBITUARY

Barbara Elaine McCreary

April 29, 1934March 12, 2018

Barbara Elaine McCreary, 83, passed away on March 12, 2018, at Fair Oaks Health Care Center in Crystal Lake. She was lovingly cared for by the staff at Fair Oaks and Journey Care during her last days. Barbara was born April 29, 1934 in Richmond, IN, the daughter of Harold and Louise Rowe. She attended Alabama State University, after which she worked as manager of radio stations in Florida and Ohio. It was in Ohio that she met, then married, Ken McCreary. They moved to Schaumburg and then settled in Crystal Lake. Barbara stayed at home to raise her children David and Tina. She did some painting (she was quite good at it) and picture framing. Later, she taught water aerobics. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her present husband, Don Lewis, and her two children, David McCreary and Tina Nystrom, and granddaughter Sharon Nystrom. Visitation will be at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake, IL, 60014. The hours will be from 10am to Noon on Saturday, March 17. Services will be held at the funeral home following the visitation. Burial will be in Crystal Lake Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Journey Care. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Donald Lewis, Husband
  • David McCreary, Son
  • Tina Nystrom, Daughter
  • Sharon Nystrom, Granddaughter
  • Ken McCreary, Husband
  • Harold Rowe, Father
  • Louise Rowe, Mother
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Foundation of America
  • Journey Care Hospice Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 17, 2018
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Biography

Barbara Elaine McCreary, 83, passed away on March 12, 2018, at Fair Oaks Health Care Center in Crystal Lake. She was lovingly cared for by the staff at Fair Oaks and Journey Care during her last days.
Barbara was born April 29, 1934 in Richmond, IN, the daughter of Harold and Louise Rowe. She attended Alabama State University, after which she worked as manager of radio stations in Florida and Ohio. It was in Ohio that she met, then married, Ken McCreary. They moved to Schaumburg and then settled in Crystal Lake.
Barbara stayed at home to raise her children David and Tina. She did some painting (she was quite good at it) and picture framing. Later, she taught water aerobics.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and husband. She is survived by her present husband, Don Lewis, and her two children, David McCreary and Tina Nystrom, and granddaughter Sharon Nystrom.