Barbara E. Gerry

Born: Friday, July 2, 1926
Passed: Monday, November 19, 2018

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Barbara E. Gerry, also known as Sock Monkey Lady, of Rockford, passed away on Monday, November 19, 2018. Born on July 2, 1926 in Champaign, IL, the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (Nelson) Eisner. She attended Keith Country Day School, graduated from Chatham Hall Episcopal School - Class of 1944, and received her Bachelors of Arts from Sarah Lawrence University. Barbara married Elbridge Gerry on December 30, 1950 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Rockford, IL. He predeceased her on September 22, 2016. She was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church where she was a part of Emmanuel Guild and the Search Committee. Barbara was also a member of Junior League of both Rockford and Houston, TX, Texas Water Color Society and Wesley Willows Writer Group.
Survived by her son Edward Gerry of Costa Rica; daughters, Susan (William) Wolfson of Columbia, SC and Marguerite (Edward) Propst of St. Louis, MO; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Also predeceased by her son, Thomas Gerry; and sister, Katharine Eisner.
Per Barbara's wishes a private family memorial service will be held where they had sailed for years in Galveston Bay at a later date. Memorials may be made to Shelter Care Ministries, 218 7th St., Rockford, IL 61104 or Midway Village Museum, 6799 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107.

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  1. John Brearley

    A lovely lady has left us.

  2. Beverly Joyce

    Barbara was a very inspirational lady and will be missed by those privileged to know her.

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