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DECATUR -- Barbara J. Westbay, 88, of Decatur, IL, passed away Thursday, February 7, 2019, at her residence.

Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 11, 2019, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home, Decatur, IL, with visitation one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Maroa Cemetery, Maroa, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association or American Cancer Society.

Barbara was born April 7, 1930 in Niantic, IL, the daughter of David E. and Vera Lena (Mercer) Benedict. She married Jack Dean Westbay on November 15, 1952 in Clinton, IL. He preceded her in death on December 31, 2002.

Barbara worked for Applebaum’s for several years. She loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren very much. Barbara was a member of Moose Club and Lady Elks Club.

She is survived by her children John Steven (Carol Ann) Friis, Sr. of Decatur, Martha J. (William H.) Camp of Santa Rosa Beach, FL, Cathy M. (Marty) Mitteer of Forsyth, IL; grandchildren Stephanie (George) Taylor, Kari (Daniel) Calhoun, Chad (Pam) Haynes, John (Lisa) Friis, Jr., all of Decatur, Brandon Saner of Forsyth, Rachel (John) Lawson of Maroa, Matthew (April) Westbay of Philo, Ashley Camp of Forsyth, Kate (Joel) Chalmers of Decatur, Nicole (Aaron) Stelly of Tucson, AZ; 16 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son Mark.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family in care of Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes at


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