Born: October 9, 1929 - Deceased: September 18, 2023
Ford, Barbara L., 93, of Belleville, IL, born October 9, 1929, passed from this life into her Eternal Home on Sept. 18, 2023 at the Cedar Ridge Health & Rehab Center in Lebanon, IL.
She was raised in Champa, India, the daughter of missionaries Herman & Marie Feierabend.
Barb worked as a nurse at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis, as well as Memorial Hospital in Belleville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her siblings Ted Feierabend, Herb Feierabend, and Ruth Gendzwill; former husband Edsel Dallas Ford.
She is survived by her children Virginia Lind of Marion, KS; Cynthia Marcus of Belleville, IL; Terence Ford of Prior Lake, MN; Mary Kay Ford of Dittmer, MO; and Donna Stevens of Huntsville, AL. Also surviving are grandchildren: John Lind, Brett Carey-Ford, Rachel Ford, Lindsey Ford, Daniel Weidenbenner, Jamie Weidenbenner, and step-daughter Sierra Lind with great-grandson Keanyn Lind. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and
Barb will be fondly remembered by family and friends as a loving mother, caring nurse, and proud Christian.
Visitation will be held at Kurrus Funeral Home on Friday, September 29, 2023 from 4:00pm-8:00pm.
A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at 2:00pm at Signal Hill United Methodist Church, 47 Signal Hill Place, Belleville, IL 62223.
Barb was a very charitable person, giving to many different charities. Two of her favorites were Billy Graham and Prison Fellowship International. As a memorial, please consider giving to one of those charities.