WILMINGTON, Ill. — Ms. Barbara Anne Nugent, 84 of Wilmington, Ill., passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Born Sept. 17, 1928, in Lockport, Ill., Barbara was a daughter of the late James H. and Barbara Howard Nugent. She was a graduate of Wilmington High School and Joliet Junior College. Barbara then continued her education, graduating from both College of Saint Francis and Northern Illinois University, where she earned several degrees in teaching.
She spent 50 years teaching at Wilton Center Grade School and Saint Rose School in Wilmington. Barbara also tutored many children from her home.
She spent many summers working at Camp Tiyalaka in Wisconsin and greatly enjoyed visiting with family and friends. Some of Barbara's favorite things were family get-togethers, traveling, dancing, gardening and just spending time outdoors.
Survivors include brothers-in-law Donald Russell of Wilmington and Robert Kahler of Neosho, Mo.; special niece Kathy (Roy) Sabuco of Minooka, Ill.; special nephew Patrick Nugent of Wilmington; nieces and nephews George (Pat) Nugent, Jerry (Jodi) Nugent, Mike (Sandi) Nugent, Chris Nugent, Joe (Janet) Nugent, Tom (Vilma) Nugent, Patty Nugent, Donny Nugent, John (Teri) Nugent, Steve (Michelle) Russell, Brian Russell, Nanette (Bob) LaGrange, Bobbi (Rick) Kahler, Suzette (Austin) Henderson and Danny (Sue) Nugent; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, James and Barbara Nugent; brothersJames (Jean) Nugent, Jack Nugent, Jerry (Jean) Nugent and Donald (Patricia) Nugent; sisters Peggy Russell and Kathleen Kahler; and dear nephews James Nugent and Timothy Russell.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at Freitag-Reeves & Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, Wilmington. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Saint Rose Catholic Church, 624 South Kankakee St., Wilmington, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with the Rev. Jeff Stoneberg and Deacon Don Dyer officiating. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery,Wilmington.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Barbara’s memory to Kuzma Care Cottage, 635 South Main Street, Wilmington, Illinois 60481, or Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Illinois, 60431.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto www.ReevesFuneral.com.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, CFSP. For additional information, call (815) 476-2181.