Barbara Ackland
1941 - 2021
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Ltd.
107 West Sumner Street
Harvard, IL
Barbara Ackland
Born: October 4, 1941 in Harvard, IL
Died: September 11, 2021 in Harvard, IL
Barbara Kay Ackland, 79, of Harvard, died Sat., Sept. 11 in Harvard surrounded by her family.
Barbara was born Oct. 4, 1941 in Harvard, IL to Harvey A. and Marjorie C. (Montgomery) Maynard. She married George "Bob" Ackland on Sept. 5, 1964 in Harvard, IL. In life, Barbara was a nurse and a member of First United Methodist Church. Upon retiring, mom and dad enjoyed traveling and loved spending winters in Sun City, AZ. When not traveling they enjoyed taking Emma anywhere and spending time with all of the grandkids. She also loved her Louie!!!
Barbara is survived by her children Maggie (Bill Lowe) Ackland of St. Louise, MO and Andy (Debbie) Ackland of Harvard, grandchildren Emma, Jackie (Chris) Fiegel, Clayton (Sarah) Brennecka, and Ashley (Wade) Kleinsmith, and great-great-grandchildren Pieper and Aiden Fiegel, Ava and Miles Brennecka, and Addi, Ryder, Jackson, and Hunter Kleinsmith.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bob on March 3, 2010, her parents, and brother Richard.
A memorial gathering will be 4 – 7 PM Thur., Sept. 16 at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St., Harvard, IL 60033.
In lieu of flowers, donations by be given to MercyHealth Hospice, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or any local no-kill animal shelter.
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Call the funeral home for more info at 815-943-5400.
Published by Northwest Herald from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2021.
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William L
September 14, 2021
My Mother, Eugenia Mansfield and my Sister, Kay Sunderlage, both worked with Barb for many years and they always spoke so highly of her that I wanted to send my sympathy to your family. Praying for your peace and comfort during this difficult time.
Susan Mansfield Gusinde
September 13, 2021
Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.
The Staff of Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
September 12, 2021
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