Barbara Ellen (Hungerford) Heil, 80, of Sparta, IL; born on September 5, 1941 in Princeton, IN; the daughter of Virgil and Bessie Mae Hungerford; passed away on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO.
Barbara was a member at the Sparta Country Club where she enjoyed many days golfing and playing tennis. She was a science teacher at Sparta Lincoln and went on to teach at Tilden where she retired. Barbara loved playing cards but only when she won! She also enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandkids who she adored.
She is survived by two children – Tomi (Tom) Diefenbach of Sparta, MO and Chad (Danielle) Heil of Branson, MO; five grandchildren – Ryan Diefenbach, Casey (Kayla) Diefenbach, Savannah (Wesley) Vallee, Jaclyn Heil, and Shelby Heil; three great grandchildren – Bradlee Diefenbach, Brookelyn Diefenbach, and Reed Vallee; one brother – Bob (Molly) Hungerford of Florida; three sisters – Libby (Mike) Etheridge of Mt. Carmel, IL, Sara Bixby of Ozark, MO, and Mary Goad of Evansville, IN.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband – Roy Heil; parents – Virgil and Bessie Mae Hungerford; brother – Dana Hungerford.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Tilden Scholarship Fund.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Dennis Hamilton officiating. Committal services will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.