Barbara DeOrnellas

Obituary of Barbara DeOrnellas

Barbara Lou DeOrnellas, 71, of rural Jacksonville, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.  She was born June 13, 1946, in Jacksonville, the daughter of James Lee and Marie Alma Davis Allen.  She married George DeOrnellas on November 22, 1969, in Jacksonville, and he survives.

            Barbara is also survived by one daughter, Kari (Vince) Edwards of Jacksonville, three brothers, Donald Allen and William Allen both of Jacksonville, and Leonard Allen of Rushville, and one sister, Judy (James) DeOrnellas of Fairfield, Iowa.  She was preceded in death by one son, George A.J. “Andy” DeOrnellas, one brother, Jim Allen (surviving wife Delores of Jacksonville), and two sisters, Donna Marie Edmiston and Virginia Irene Couch.

            Barbara cleaned homes in the Jacksonville area for many years.  She enjoyed crocheting, reading, crossword puzzles, collecting jewelry, and her dogs.  She was a member of Community of Christ Church. 

            A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018, at East Cemetery in Jacksonville.  The family will meet friends following the service at a luncheon at Community of Christ Church.  Memorials are suggested to the family.  The Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Condolences may be left online at