Barbara H. Gnagey



Barbara H. Gnagey, nee Hassler, 88, of Belleville, Illinois, born Saturday, October 6, 1923, in Nashville, IL, died Saturday, January 14, 2012 at her residence in Belleville, Illinois.



She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: John M. Gnagey Jr.
  • Parents: Grover and Pauline, nee Beek, Hassler
  • Sister: Marion Frederking

Surviving are her:

  • Son: Fritz (Karen) Gnagey of Semmes, AL
  • Grandchildren
    • Laura (Fiancé Nick Belli) Gnagey
    • Kathryn Gnagey

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Family Hospice.

Memorial Service: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Monday, January 16, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home Chapel, with Chaplin Joe Rademacher officiating.  Private Family burial will be held at Walnut Hill Cemetery.

Condolences left for Barbara H. Gnagey:

    Great-Aunt Barb was a very special person. She was always willing to give you advice or suggestions whether you asked for them or not. Barb was always present at every important moment in my life and I could always count on her to let me know which newly released movies were worth going to. Barb was a very special person in our lives and she will be sadly missed. My prayers to Fritz, Karen, Laura, and Kathryn may you all know the grace of the Lord in your loss. Like Barb always said...I don't like you , but I love you!!!
    With deepest sympathies
    Brandon, Jessica, Peyton, Thessen, & Sydney Prenger

    Brandon & Jessica Prenger & family Ozark Missouri 65721

    You are a very special lady and will be greatly missed.
    Love you much.

    Dee Craig Belleville Illinois 62226

    Barb will be missed, she was a great lady.

    Jimmy Ross, Amy Thompson & Bob Juenger

    Ross Automotive Belleville IL 62226

    Barb was always like my "Aunt Barb" too. She was a wonderful and very classy lady. I have many great memories of hanging out with Barb and her adorable granddaughters and their mom Karen at the Hoffman's house (which was like my second home). She will be missed greatly. My sympathy goes out to Fritz, Karen, Laura and Kathryn. Love Melissa

    Melissa Kuhn St. Louis Mo 63139

    My heart dropped when I saw her name in the obits. I was her pharmacist and I always tried to take time to talk to Barb. She was a very smart and charming lady. Candid, yes, but very interesting. We talked about movies and she spoke kindly of a niece that she corresponded with about movies. I will miss talking to her about movies, and I will have a drink thinking of her.

    Bonnie Decker Freeburg Il. 62243

    Fritz, Karen and the girls:

    We are deeply saddened with your loss of Barb. She was certainly a wonderful woman we are fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Bill and Tina Hagenau

    Bill and Tina Hagenau Saraland Al 36571

    I was really surprised to read Barbara's obit in the paper. I will miss her smile and laughter. My deepest sympathy to Fritz and his family.
    Angie Vassen

    Angie Vassen Shiloh Illinois 62269

    Fritz, Karen, Laura and Kathryn,

    You all remain in our thoughts and prayers in your time of loss.

    Ken and Carolyn Rhodes

    Ken Rhodes Mobile Alabama 36618