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Barbara Parsons, 80, of Sycamore, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 5, 2018, at Kishwaukee Hospital.
Born April 15, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of George and Eva (Hollich) Ouimet, Barb was a 1956 graduate of Sycamore High School. After earning her degree in education from NIU, she taught school for six years in Antioch and 32 years in Central Community Unit School District 301 in Burlington.
Barb was a member of Sycamore United Methodist Church, where she participated in the church's prayer chain; DeKalb County Farm Bureau Prime Timers; Red Hat Society; and Illinois Retired Teachers Association. She volunteered at the Kishwaukee Hospital Gift Shop. Her family said she was greatly generous, forgiving, loving, extremely intelligent, nurturing, an animal lover, and had a very strong faith.
Barb was a Cubs fan and enjoyed watching soap operas and game shows.
She is survived by her son, Ken Parsons; grandchildren, Kathryn, Joseph and Matthew Parsons; and brother, Mike Ouimet.
She was predeceased by her parents.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, 160 Johnson Avenue, with Rev. Dr. Dan Swinson officiating. Burial will be at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Sycamore.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, November 12, 2018, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St.

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  1. Alberta Williams

    To Barbara's love ones. Please, accept my sincere condolences. Even though, I know of no words, to rid you of your pain, during this most difficult time. May our prayers, help strengthen us and our memories, comfort us. At Isaiah 25:8; 26:19 we look forward to seeing our love ones again, as Almighty God Jehovah, lovingly promises.

  2. Tami Carreiro

    My sympathy and prayers go out to her family and friends! I'm very sad to hear of her passing! Barbara was my 5th grade teacher at HBT (1996 to 1997). That year was my first year in the district. I went to school not knowing anyone in my class, so I was even more shy than usual. Barbara helped make me feel comfortable and break of out my "shell." She had taught me the importance of a great education and to believe that I could do anything I put my mind too. I have a lot of fun memories of her. She was a great teacher, and a great role model. Heaven has gained an angel, may she rest in peace.

  3. Julie Altergott

    I'm so sorry to hear of your passing you were a great friend and neighbor to my husband son and myself I'm going to miss you Barbara heaven gained an angel .

  4. Pam (Meyers) Michel

    When I first started teaching in Dist. 301, Barb was a great mentor for me. We both taught 5th grade in the district. I valued her thoughts and praises. Her goal was always to be the best teacher and model for her students. May she rest in peace and be with her Lord. My sincere sympathies to her family.

  5. Sharon Tallman

    As one of Barb's many teaching colleagues over the years, I know that Barb was dedicated to her profession, and she helped educate many students over the years. Barb spoke lovingly of her family, and I extend my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  6. Lucia Catella

    I sincerely enjoyed the few years I taught with Barb. I pray she is with the Lord and will continue to pray for all of us.

  7. Pamela Moore

    I'm so sorry to hear of Barb's death. We worked together at Howard B Thomas Grade School and saw one another at “retired teachers lunches” occasionally in more recent years. I send sincere condolences.

  8. Guila zeigler

    So sorry to hear of Barb's death. We worked together for lots of years and saw each other through much!

  9. Jane Bradshaw

    I'm so sorry for your loss, I truly enjoyed the time I spent with Barb.

  10. Syed

    I am sorry for your loss.

  11. Karla Gulke

    I am so sorry for the loss of this lovely lady. I loved visiting with her. Her smile was radiant and she flowed when speaking to me about her grandkids. Hugs and prayers for your family!

  12. Diane Yunek

    Barb was a sweet and kind person, I will miss seeing her at the farm bureau and talking with her about her grandkids that she was so proud of. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  13. Bruce and Carlene Bogle

    Having had the privilege of visiting with Barbara and the blessing of meeting her, we found her to be so very kind, and full of faith. We were so sorry to have learned of her passing. She had wonderful parents and a very loving younger brother in Mike. Our prayers and love go out to the family. God has welcomed truly an angel in heaven. May you rest in peace, dear Barbara.

  14. Gene Behler

    Sorry to learn of Barb's passing. She was a fine lady who will be missed by all of her classmates of the SHS Class of 1956.

  15. Cheryl Lorden

    May all the wonderful memories of Barbara guide you through this difficult time. My deepest sympathy.

  16. Tedd

    So sorry to have known of her passing. Heaven has gained an awesome angel. May she RIP and those still on Earthvprayers for healing and comfort

  17. Linda Chapman

    My sympathy to family and friends in the loss of Barb. I pray that you'll find solace in the memories.

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