Barbara Jean Peebles

1930 - 2021


Barbara Jean Peebles, 90 of Atwood, IL passed away at 5:50 AM on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at her son’s residence.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Barbara was born on October 12, 1930 in Watertown, SD.  She was a daughter of George and Ruth (McLaughlin) Underwood.  She married Paul Neil Peebles on January 6, 1950 in Long Beach, CA.  He passed away on January 16, 2011.

She is survived by two sons, David Neil Peebles and his wife Michelle of Atwood, IL and Michael James Peebles and his wife Denise of Glendale, AZ, seven grandchildren, Tammy, Stacy, Dennis, April, Nicole, Ashley and Paige, nine great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one sister, Joyce Driscoll.

Barbara enjoyed genealogy, putting together family trees and painting.

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Rick and Anna Gabbard

March 20, 2021 5:17 PM

We feel so blessed to have been a part of Bobbi's life. We love you all so much. Please know that you are in our hearts and prayers. ❤
Rick and Anna Gabbard

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Julie Johnson

March 19, 2021 9:08 PM

Barbara was one of the sweetest women I ever knew growing up. She lived next door to my best friend Kathy. I can remember several times saying to Kathy what a great mom she was. Always kind to us, and giving us advice and a smile. We always knew we could run to her house if we needed to. The last time I saw her I was in my 40s and she still knew who I was. I will never forget her and the world has lost a treasure for sure. RIP

Kathy Toledo

March 19, 2021 6:21 PM

Barbara was a truly wonder human being.  I had the honor and pleasure of being her neighbor for my whole life.  She was always smiling, quick to laugh, kind beyond imagination.  She was my second mother.  I have so many fond memories of her and Paul.  So many times she was there to listen, give advice, when my own parents moved out of state.  The world is diminished with her passing.  I loved her, and will remember her forever.

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March 19, 2021 8:44 AM
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