PEORIA HEIGHTS - Barbara Jean Schertz, age 68, of Peoria Heights passed away at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Heartland Manor Care in Peoria.
She was born Dec. 25, 1943, in Lewisburg, Tenn., to Eugene T. and Mary E. (Curtis) Wilson. She married Donald Schertz on Sept. 7, 1968, in Peoria County. He passed away Nov. 1, 2011, in Peoria Heights.
She also was preceded in death by her father and one nephew, Larry Allen Test.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Wilson of Peoria Heights; three sisters, Mary Ann Test of Peoria, Terry Hughes of Peoria Heights and Michaeleen Wilson of Peoria Heights; and two brothers, James (Mindi) Wilson of Los Angeles, Calif., and Stephen Wilson of Groveland.
Barbara was an artist first at Burchett Studios, then Rembrandt Studios in Peoria.
She was a volunteer with the Muscular Sclerosis Society.
She was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.
The family would like to thank the kind staff and residents of Heartland Manor Care for their love, care and consideration.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, at Schmidt-Haller Burial and Cremation Services at 1625 Candletree Drive, Suite D in Peoria.
Memorials may be made to the MS Society.
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