Barbara L. Voshake, 90, of Sunset Home, formerly of 4311 Bishop, Quincy, died Saturday (Sept. 7, 2013) in the home.
She was born Aug. 20, 1923, in Madison, Mo., a daughter of James W. and Phyllis Heaton Peer. She married Edwin H. Voshake on Aug. 30, 1944, in Quincy. He died Jan. 25, 2000.
Mrs. Voshake was a registered nurse, a graduate of St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing. During her career she worked in New York, N.Y., Livingston, Mont., Santa Cruz, Calif., and locally at St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy. She attended St. Francis Catholic Church and was a former longtime member of St. Mary Catholic Church. Barbara was a birder and a gardener. She also was a member of the YMCA Senior Swim Team.
She is survived by three sons, Michael E. Voshake and his wife, Sandy, of Columbus, Ind., Frederick N. Voshake and his wife, Linda, of Quincy and Daniel M. Voshake and his wife, Renee, of Fresno, Calif.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer Voshake, Jill Paulemanos and her husband, Alex, Mark Voshake and his wife, Kimberly, Sheridan Voshake, Jacob Voshake and his fiancee, Andrea Schulte, Martinique Voshake, Carliene O'Conner and her husband, Sean, and Daniel Voshake; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Cleo Schmeideskamp; and nieces, nephews and other relatives survive.
In addition to her husband, Barbara was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Sharon Voshake; sisters, Marian Bruner and Geraldine Barry; and a brother, James Peer Jr.
SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
VISITATION: There is no visitation, but friends are invited to the funeral Mass.
MEMORIALS: Blessing Hospital Foundation for Hospice.
ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.