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Barbara A. White

d. July 27, 2021

Barbara White, age 64, of Tallula, passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Sunny Acres Suring Home in Petersburg.

Barbara was born February 19, 1957 in Springfield, Illinois, the daughter of Harold and Marjorie (Wendling) White.

Mourning her passing are her mother, Marjorie of Tallula; brother David (wife Kristi) White of Athens; sister, Rebecca (Jim) Meyer of Springfield; two nephews, J.P. (wife Lexi) Meyer of Sherman and Diego White of Athens; and one niece, Kayla (husband Austin) Shunk of Cantrall.

Barbara is preceded in death by her father, Harold and a brother, John.

She graduated from Petersburg PORTA High School in 1975.  Barb earned an Associate’s degree from Lincoln Land Community College.

She was a payroll manager for the State of Illinois for 34 years.

Barb loved to cook, especially to bake cookies for all her family, friends, and co-workers.  She was an avid reader and loved to cross-stitch, sew, and knit.

Barb’s primary purpose throughout her life was to always help others in a time of need.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 4:30 PM until 7:00 PM at Mott & Henning Funeral Home and where services will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Rev. J.D. McWhorter officiating.

Burial will be held at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield.

Memorials can be made to the Menard County Animal Control and the Tallula BLS.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens is assisting the family.  On-line condolences can be shared at


  1. Our sympathy to Barb’s family in the passing of that wonderful person. We so enjoyed seeing her and being in her company over the years. We can only imagine the reunion in heaven with those we loved who went before. Harold, John, Paul and Barb together again may they rest in peace. May your golden memories bring you comfort. The Messersmith-Plopper Family.

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