Barbara Mildred Slocomb

Barbara Mildred Slocomb, nee Buser, 76, of Belleville, IL, born Tuesday, March 14, 1933, in St. Louis, MO, died Saturday, March 13, 2010 in Naples, FL.

With much love and many cherished memories, we celebrate the life of our loving wife, mother and grandmother and friend to many.

Barbara was raised in E. St. Louis, IL and graduated from East St. Louis High School. She married her husband of 55 years Richard on Sept. 24, 1955 at Signal Hill Lutheran Church.

Barabara was a homemaker and a dedicated volunteer to many organizations. She was active member of St. George's Epsicopal Church in Belleville, participated in the Meals on Wheels program, PEO and Signal Hill Neighborhood Association.

She was elected to several terms to the Board of Education of Illinois School District 181 (Signal Hill) and served as President of the Board her last year, before being elected to the Board of Education of Belleville Township High School District.

Barbara was an active golfer as a member of St. Clair Country Club and was past president of the Ladies Golf Association and at Bears Paw Country Club in Naples, FL, where she and her husband spend their winters. She was a avid bridge player and loved spending time with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her:

  •  Parents: Henry and Bertha nee Stadelhofer Buser
  •  Brother: David A. Buser.

Surviving are her:

  •  Husband: Richard S. Slocomb
  •  Daughter: Sue Slocomb of Oakville, MO
  •  Sons:
    • Mark (Kathleen) Slocomb of Belleville, IL
    • John (Patricia) Slocomb of Freeburg, IL
    • Paul (Alicia) Slocomb of Belleville, IL
  •  Brother: Dr. Donald (Marjorie) Buser of Belleville, IL
  •  Grandchildren: Steffan, Richard, Hawk, Elizabeth and Joshua.
  •  Many Nieces and Nephews

Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the St. George Episcopal Church Endowment Fund or St. Clair County Greenspace Foundation.

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 P.M., Friday, March 19, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 20, 2010 at St. George Episcopal Church, with Father Dale Coleman officiating.

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