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Barbara Jean Chesser


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Barbara Jean Chesser Obituary
Barbara Jean Chesser 1950 - 2019
Springfield, IL—Barbara Jean Chesser, 68, of Springfield, passed away at 2:02 p.m. on Friday, January 4, 2019 at St. John's Hospital.
Barb was born August 28, 1950 in Dayton, OH. She married Bill A. Chesser on December 17, 1977 in Springfield; he preceded her in death.
Barb owned and operated Tomahawk Awards for 34 years. She was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church, the LWML, and Optimist and German Clubs. She volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House and served as a buddy on Land of Lincoln Honor Flights. Barb also loved bowling and camping.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; and niece, Melissa Whipp.
She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (Tom) Goldstein of Springfield; step-daughter, Laura (David) Goetting of Percy; four grandchildren; sister, Connie Orear of St. Louis, MO; several nieces and nephews; and companion, Randy Fritz of Chicago.
Cremation will be accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.
Memorial Gathering: Family will receive friends from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th Street, Springfield.
Memorial Ceremony: 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, with Rev. Sam Janssen officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House of Central Illinois, 610 N. 7th Street, Springfield, IL 62702 or Phil's Friends, 1350 Lake Street, Suite I, Roselle, IL 60172-3370.
Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.
Published in Print in The State Journal-Register from Jan. 10 to Jan. 11, 2019
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