Obituary of Barbara Molen
Barbara Louise Molen, age 97, of Modesto, Il. passed away Monday (September 10, 2018).
She was born April 25, 1921 in rural Scottville, Il. the daughter of Amal and Bessie Hare Dunn.
She married Harold (Toadie) Molen in 1939 and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter Sandy Bivin; her grandchildren, Robin, Richard (wife Cindy), and Tammy Bivin; her great-grandchildren, Ethan, Jake, John, Ella and Grace Bivin; a sister, Annie Willis; and brothers, Frank and Jay Dunn; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; a son, Dickie Molen; brothers, Harold, Donnie and Brad Dunn and a brother Keith in infancy; and a sister, Vonnie Turner.
Barbara was salutatorian of her Modesto graduating class, raising her family into high school and then became a nursing secretary at Passavant and later graduated from SIUE becoming a teacher. She taught English at Franklin and substituted at Waverly, Northwestern, Southwestern, and Virden schools.
Barbara was a member of Modest Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She loved pets and was an avid reader. She was also a 4-H leader and a member of the Household Science Club. She loved flowers, camping in Lake Norfork, Arkansas and enjoyed attending the Old Thrasher’s Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Barbara was very fond of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday (September 15, 2018) at Modesto Baptist Church in Modesto, Il. Burial will be in Union Chapel Cemetery near Girard, Il. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be made to Benld Adopt A Pet both c/o Stults-Neece Chapel, 349 Tanner, Waverly, Il. 62692. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.