Barbara Josephine Dellitt, 71, of Mt. Vernon, IL, formerly of Aledo, passed away peacefully Tues. Aug. 20, 2013, in Mt. Vernon, following a courageous battle with cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 am Wed. Aug. 28, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Aledo. Interment will be at Aledo Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-8 pm Tues. Aug. 27, at Bewley Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Aledo. The V.F.W. Post #1571 Ladies Auxillary will have a service at 7:30 pm.
She was born Sept. 13, 1941, in Peoria, the daughter of Willis Y. and Frances Josephine Powers Toellen. She married James W. Dellitt. They were later divorced. She owned Barb’s Beauty Nook in Aledo and had previously been employed as an instructor for Celewhan Beauty School and as bookkeeper for Dellitt Trucking.
She enjoyed racing horses, camping, fishing, playing cards and word games. She was a Cardinals baseball fan.
Those left to honor her memory include her significant other of more than 20 years, Bill Roseboom of Mt. Vernon, IL; her son and his fiance, Jeffrey W. Dellitt and Shelly Sager of Bettendorf, IA; her daughter Rebecca J. Middleton and husband, Jeffrey of Le Claire, IA; three grandchildren, Jared Dellitt of Des Moines, IA, Dylan Bergen of Brooklyn, NY, and Leighton Huch of Chicago, IL; and two sisters, Paula Ryan and Mary Pat Rush and her husband Allen “Whitey”, all of Aledo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Michael Toellen in 1992.
Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.