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Barbara Ruth Simmons 86
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Belleville, IL - Barbara Ruth Simmons 86, of McMinnville was born Jan. 28, 1934 passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11 with family at her side.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Sam Boshkoff and Mary “Margaret” Haiselup, two husbands Elo Harold Amburn Sr., and William “Frank” Simmons, one daughter Mary Jo Guevara, one grandchild John Patrick Faith, two son-in-laws Ted Valentine Guevara and Patrick Robert Faith.

Barbara is survived by her son Elo Harold Amburn Jr. (Debbie), her daughter Patricia Ann Faith, grandchildren Barbara Aurelia Kinese, Rebbeca Lynn Faith, Jeffery Allen Amburn, Ashley Dawn Amburn, Samantha Margaret Guevara, Christopher Elo Guevara, great-grandchildren  Angela June Jackson, James Elo Faith, Sophia Guevara, Evan Elo Peters, Alexander Trent Amburn, and many nieces and nephews.

Barbara was a devout mother and grandmother. Her family was always her highest priority and she went to great lengths to ensure their happiness, health, and prosperity. Barbara was undeniably stubborn at times but always had the best intentions for others, and possessed a heart of gold. She will be dearly missed by all lucky enough to have known her. 

Memorials in honor of Barbara may be sent to the donor’s choice. 

A celebration of life was held Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Lake View Funeral Home. Interment followed at Lake View Memorial Gardens. Memorial condolences may be sent to

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Feb. 28, 2020