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Barbara J. Van Ormer

February 10, 1927 July 14, 2019
Barbara J. Van Ormer
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Obituary for Barbara J. Van Ormer

WEST PEORIA – Barbara J. Van Ormer, 92, of West Peoria died at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria.

Barbara was born on Feb. 10, 1927, in Dodge City, Kan., to Henry F. and Lois J. (Johnston) Merritt, one of identical twin daughters. She married George W. Van Ormer on Sept. 5, 1948, in Macomb, IL; he preceded her in death on July, 26, 2007.

Barbara is also preceded in death by her parents; her twin sister, Florence Featherlin; and her sister, Virginia M. Alvin.

Surviving are one son, John W., and one daughter, Carol A. (Rick E.) Hallor, both of Peoria; three grandsons, Rick E. (Calley Callahan) Hallor, Jr., Christopher R. Hallor, and Alex J. “A.J.” (Hannah) Hallor; and two great-granddaughters, Madison Callahan and Rowan Hallor.

She had worked as a secretary, bank teller, and as an Avon sales representative. As a soprano soloist, she was a member of the Philharmonic Chorale for 25 years. She also sang in the University United Methodist Church Choir for many years.

She was a member of the University United Methodist Church in Peoria and the Second Church of Christ Scientist in Peoria.

Services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at The Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with Rhonda Brown officiating. A visitation will be held two hours prior to the service on Saturday, July 20, at the mortuary. A burial will take place at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in St. Mary, Ill.

Memorial donations may be made to UnityPoint Hospice.


Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

20

Jul

9:00 AM 7/20/2019 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

20

Jul

11:00 AM 7/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
The Wilton Mortuary

2101 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61603

The Wilton Mortuary
2101 N. Knoxville Ave. Peoria 61603 IL
United States

Graveside

Saturday

20

Jul

2:30 PM 7/20/2019 2:30:00 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery

2954 E Co Rd 1030
Plymouth, IL 62367

St. Mary's Cemetery
2954 E Co Rd 1030 Plymouth 62367 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Mary's Cemetery Final Resting Place

2954 E Co Rd 1030
Plymouth, IL 62367

2954 E Co Rd 1030 Plymouth 62367 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

UnityPoint Health Hospice

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