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Poe, Barbara

d. April 22, 2012

Barbara Poe, age 73, of Williamsville, passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Barbara is survived by her husband, Allen Poe; a daughter, Robin Asafailo of Williamsville; two-granddaughters, Jennifer (fiancé Tory) Zoelzer of Quincy and Suzanne (Josh) Gasparini of Middletown; one grandson, Eric (fiancé Cassie) Asafailo of Dawson; seven great-granchildren, Austin & Rylie Cohn, Peyton Kaufmann, Isabella and Aidan Gasparini, and Madison & Dominic Asafailo.

She is preceded in death by her parents Joseph and Jane Whiteside; a daughter, Penny; and a son, Edgar.

Barbara was born April 17, 1939 in Elgin, Illinois. She married Allen Poe on December 6, 1958.

She graduated from Vienna High School in 1956.

Barbara drove the school bus for over 38 years for the Williamsville School District. She was a life-member and past-secretary and treasurer of the Williamsville Volunteer Fire Department.

She was a member of the Williamsville United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be held at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens where friends may call from 5:00 until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Funeral services will be held at the Williamsville Methodist Church at 10:00 on Thursday, April 26, 2012.

Rev. Dick Piscatelli officiating.

Burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the American Lung Association or to the National Kidney Foundation.


  1. Robin, Allen and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you. May the days ahead be filled with wonderful memories of your Mom, wife and Grandma. God Bless you all. Carol Harris

  2. Allen, Robin and Family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss.. May you have many wonderful memories to help you in the days to come..I’ll never forget Barb driving my “boys” home on the bus from school, or when I was babysitting Robin and Eddie.. She will be missed! Peg and Frank Overmeyer

  3. Robin and family -I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember all the good times we had in Las Vegas the two times we were there together. I am praying for all of you at this difficult time. Wish I could be there. God bless your family

  5. Allen and family I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to the family. Barbara and I had some good times when I lived in Sherman. I regret not seeing her for so many years. You will always have the many wonderful memories of her life with you.

  7. Miss you so much Aunt Barb! Bunco will never be the same. My thoughts are with all the family! Love you guys!!

  8. When I saw Barbara Jo’s pix in the Vienna Times, I was so shocked. I still can’t believe it. I can relate having been through losing my mom and dad. It will take time and love but you can eventually be happy again. My heart goes out to all of you. Robin, call me sometime.My number is 636-519-9190. I am retired now and you could also come to St. Louis to visit.

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