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Barbara Jean Buscher

d. July 25, 2022

On Monday July 25th 2022 Barbara Jean Buscher was called home by our Heavenly Father.

She was born on September 28th 1942 in Petersburg, Illinois to her parents Hubert and Virginia (Edwards) Hill.

Barbara married Richard Buscher on April 22, 1967.

Lovingly remembering Barbara are her children, Todd Buscher, Kelly (husband John) Lutzow and Teri Whitfield; grandchildren, Ashley (husband William) Rees, Blake and Mason Lutzow, Halie, Taryn and Camryn Whitfield; great grandchildren, Addyson, Connor and Colt Rees, and Ava Seagle; sisters, Cathy Reid and Marilyn Nickel; Michael Hill and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Alan Hill and sister Judith Cooper

Barbara graduated Lanphier High School and attended Illinois State University

Barbara was a substitute teacher, Operations Manager for the family business Buscher’s Antenna Service before working for the State of Illinois Department of Employment Security for 19 years.

“Bobby” as she was known by friends and family, loved to travel and is a member of “The Young and the Rest of Us”, formerly known as the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Visitation will be held on Monday August 1st, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 12:00 a.m. at Third Presbyterian Church in Springfield

Memorial contributions can be made to Kumler Ministries or the Washington Street Mission

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences can be shared at


  1. Blessings with Bobby and family! It was an honor to be a friend with her in our group The Young and the Rest of Us! The sorority always gave Bobby happiness, especially our name that made her chuckle! I will miss her laugh and friendship. She always made me feel good inside when I could make her chuckle. Peace in heaven to our special lady.

  2. I am so sorry to see that Bobby has passed. She was a sweet lady always and a good friend of many years ago. Prayers for all her family and loved ones.

  3. It’s difficult to find the words, and words aren’t always necessary. Aunt Bobby will be greatly missed! Whenever we visited with her she had a positive attitude about everything and I loved it when she laughed and smiled. I’m praying for comfort for her children and family. Sending hugs and love to you all!

  4. Teri and Family…

    We are so very sorry to hear of your moms passing.

    May angels surround her and may she rest in heavenly peace.

    Thoughts, prayers and hugs to you and your family…Chris and Bill Parker

  5. To the family,
    I am so sorry to learn of your mom’s passing. Please know you are all in my prayers. I wish you all peace at this difficult time.

  6. To Teri and all the family – was so sorry to receive the call from one of your moms and mine past co-workers. Barbara and I became very close those 19 years at the state. Certainly thought of her as a best friend and one of the nicest persons on earth. May she find peace with with the angels. Please convey my sympathy to Marilyn.

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