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ILA M. BARROWS COLCHESTER / MILTON - Ila M. Barrows, 72, of Colchester, passed away peacefully, at her home in Colchester, on Wednesday evening, April 9, 2014. Ila was born May 21, 1941, in Milton the daughter of Oliver John and Rose LaBelle Cross. She attended schools in Milton and on Oct. 26, 1956, she married Keith Allen Barrows in Milton. She worked 27 years on the custodial staff at the town office building in Milton while at the same time was self employed as a housekeeper for several different homes in town. She was a member of the Arrowhead Seniors and the Eagles Aerie # 4218 in Milton. Keith predeceased her on March 18, 1999. Seven years from his passing, she found it comforting to be in the company of her and Keith's friend, Carl Anson. Ila and Carl rekindled a fond friendship with each other and shared many goods times together. Ila is survived by the love of her life, Carl Anson of Colchester; and her children, Jeffrey Barrows of Milton, Brenda Legacy of Milton, Kevin Barrows and his wife, Lynn of South Hero, Gina McSweeney and her husband, Donny of Milton, and Ricky Barrows and his wife, Nancy of Georgia; her grandchildren, Christopher, Stephanie, Joleen, Tracey, Derek, Donny Jr., Jessica, Jennifer, Rick Jr., and Emily; her great- grandchildren, Alyssa, Cameron, Jacob, Johnathon, Colin, Olivia, Lillian, and Faith; her mother, Rose Cross of Milton; two sisters, Josephine Pellitier of Milton and Pauline Gordon and her husband, Leland of Jeffersonville; and her brother, Arlon Cross and his wife, Carolyn, of Milton. Besides being predeceased by her husband, Keith, she was predeceased by her son, Mitchell Keith Barrows in 1978 and his fiancee, Lorraine Dubuque; her father, John Cross in 2003; her grandson, Jeremy Legacy in 2011; and her sister, Marie Burnet. A special thanks goes to all those who were there for Ila during her life as well as during her illness. Everyone who knew Ila had their own special bond with her. Memories of her will be cherished forever. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Minor Funeral Home, Route 7 in Milton. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11 a.m., with Fr. Peter O'Leary officiating. Burial will follow in St. Ann's Cemetery in Milton. A luncheon will follow at the Eagles Club in Milton. Anyone who wishes to bring a dish to share is welcome to do so and it would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences may be made at Memorial contributions in Ila's memory may be made to the , 55 Day Lane, Williston, VT 054951460.

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Minor Funeral Home
237 Rte 7 S Milton, VT 05468
(802) 893-6323
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Published in The Burlington Free Press on Apr. 11, 2014
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