Barbara Marty, 89, of Paducah, passed away to be with the Lord, on June 1, 2013, at Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation, following the death of the love of her life, Robert, just two weeks earlier. They were married in Chicago in 1956 for 57 years.
Barbara was born in Chicago, Ill., on June 30, 1923. She worked at Burney Bros. local bakery. After her marriage to Robert she became a full-time homemaker and mother and lived in Chicago, Ill., Kokomo, Ind., Effingham, Ill., and moved to Paducah in 2008 to be closer to her daughter and her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Tina Eggemeyer and husband Richard of Paducah; beloved grandchildren, Morgan, Alexis, Nicholas and Joseph, all of Paducah; one stepdaughter, Bonnie Martoccio of Glendale Heights, Ill.; seven beloved stepgrand and great-grandchildren, Cheryl Swanson and husband John and their children, Jonathon and Ava of Carol Streams, Ill., Margaret DiSantis and her daughter, Luciana of Bloomingdale, Ill., Joseph DiSantis and his wife Misty and their daughter, Gia of Houston, Texas; sister-in-law, Tina Connolly of Bryn Mawr, Ill.; and five nieces and nephews, all of the Chicago area.
Preceded in death by her husband, Robert Joseph Marty; an infant son, Robert Joseph Marty Jr.; one sister, Elizabeth Dean; and one brother, John ‘Jack’ Stouffer. Her parents were Earl and Opal Williams Stouffer.
She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church.
A memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at St. Thomas More Chapel with Rev. J. Patrick Reynolds officiating. A lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall at St. Thomas More for friends and family. Burial will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, Ill., at a later date.
Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah is in charge of Local arrangements.
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