Barbara Ruth


CHATHAM, IL - Barbara Ruth Bartolomucci, 79, passed away peacefully on her birthday, Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at her home.

Barbara was born in 1935, in Springfield, Ill., to the late Farrell Page and Anna Josephine Hatfield Schwarberg. She was preceded in death by her sister, Norma Erickson and great-grandson, Kaiden Michael. She married Thomas E. Bartolomucci, Sr., on May 4, 1957.

Barb will be greatly missed by Tom, her husband of 57 years; daughters, Ann (Jim) Hamrick of Springfield, Tammy Bartolomucci (fiancé, Kit Jones) of Springfield, Mary Bartolomucci (Mark Green) of Chatham; and sons, Tom (Beth) Bartolomucci, Jr., John Bartolomucci, all of Chatham; grandchildren, Becky Spengler, Danielle Bartolomucci Beckham (Seth), Tommy Bartolomucci (fiancée, Cortni Ramm), Ashleigh Hamrick, Scottie Claycomb; brother, Bob Schwarberg; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her family will greet family and friends from 9 a.m. until the time of the Vigil Service at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 21, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 629 East Spruce St., Chatham, with Fr. George Morelock as officiant. Burial will be at Chatham Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,, or, in honor of her dog, Muffin, to Cairn Rescue USA Midwest, 617 Richards St., Geneva, IL 60134,

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Funeral Home

Staab Polk Memorial Home
8855 Route 4  Chatham, IL 62629
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register on June 20, 2014