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1934 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
Barbara F. Plate, 79 years old, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 at Sedgebrook Health Center, Lincolnshire, IL. She was born May 10, 1934 in Parkersburg, WV the daughter of the late Russell and Audra (Tracewell) Flinn. Barbara had lived in Wilmette, IL, San Juan Bautista, CA, and Noblesville, IN before settling in Antioch in 2001. She was a devoted member of St. Bede Church, Ingleside, IL and achieved a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. She was a music teacher at Hinsdale and Evanston Public School districts, and later worked as a computer teacher with Glenview Public School, and retired as Director of Performing Arts for the Wilmette Park District. On June 14, 1958 she married James J. Plate in Hinsdale, IL and he preceded her in death on December 12, 1992. Survivors include her children, James J. (Susan) Plate, Jr., of Gages Lake, IL, Norman E. (Jim Letourneau) Plate of Brighton, MI, Cheri (Tim) Donahoe of Fox Lake, IL, and Gregory J. (Chris Helminiak) Plate of Lake Zurich, IL; and five grandchildren, James III, Russell, Kyle, Ryan and Connor. Funeral services with Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM Friday, November 8, 2013 at St. Bede Catholic Church, 36455 N. Wilson Rd., Ingleside, IL. Interment will follow in Millburn Cemetery, Old Mill Creek, IL. Information, 847-395-4000. Those desiring may make contributions to the James J. Plate Scholarship Fund at St. Bede School, in Barbara's memory. Please sign our online guest book at

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Nov. 6, 2013
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