SYCAMORE – Barbara J. Tripp, 68, of Sycamore, Ill., died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Bethany Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, DeKalb.
She was born May 6, 1945, in Chicago, the daughter of Everett and Phyllis (Youngstrand) Tripp.
Barbara was a teacher for more than 25 years. She taught at various schools, including the Clinton Rosette middle school in DeKalb for more than 10 years. She was a member of the Federated Church of Sycamore.
Survivors include her two daughters, Betsy (Kristopher) Smith of New York City and Victoria (Andrew) Walzer of Sycamore; five grandchildren, Elliot, Margaret, Ella, Anna and Reid; and one brother, Philip (Jan) Tripp of California.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at the Federated Church of Sycamore, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, with the Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. A luncheon and time for fellowship will follow the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Federated Church's preschool program or the DeKalb County Animal Shelter, in care of Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178.
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or call 815-895-2833.