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Helen L. Barber Helen L. Barber, age 80, of Carpentersville died Saturday, October 17, 2009 at the Tower Hill Healthcare Center in South Elgin. Helen was born on November 2, 1928 in Elgin. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Gertrude (nee Buchahn ) Byrd. On September 4, 1946 she married James M. Barber. Helen was a 50 year resident of the Carpentersville area and a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Elgin. Survivors include her children; Diane (Timothy) Ruffin of Abilene, TX, Duane S. Barber of New Orleans, LA., Mary (Dennis) Andraetta of Hazelcrest, IL and Luanne (Johnnie) Goston of Elgin, Helen is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and a sister; Ruthie Montana of Marengo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years James M. on August 19, 2004 and her son, James C. Barber of September 25, 2009; five sisters and one brother. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 4:00 P.M. in the Calvary Baptist Church, 551 Arlington Ave., in Elgin. The Rev. Tim Wills, will officiate. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Monday at the church from 3:00 PM until time of service. Memorials may be made to the Calvary Baptist Church 551 Arlington Ave, Elgin IL 60120. The Miller Funeral Home, West Dundee is assisting the family.

Published in Courier News on Oct. 18, 2009
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