Barbara F. “Barb” Dorward

Barbara F. “’Barb” Dorward age 73 of Bloomington IL passed away at 9:24 PM on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, IL. Her memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, September 16, 2017 at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 18884 E US Route 150, Bloomington, IL. Jon Feeny will be officiating. Private inurnment will be at a later date. There will be no visitation. The family suggests memorials be made to the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 18884 E US Route 150, Bloomington, IL 61705. Cremation services provided by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL.

Barb was born August 8, 1944 in Galesburg, IL the daughter of George W. and Lorraine E. Ekstrom Hanson. She married Theodore L. “Ted” Dorward on August 26, 1978 in Bloomington, IL. He survives.

Also surviving are 3 children, Todd (Debra) Dorward, Holiday, Florida, Alysia McCulloch, Bloomington, IL, Alan (Shiela) Dorward, Poway, California, 6 grandchildren, Aaron and Evan Dorward, Holiday, Florida, Brynn (Mason) Ullrich Yorktown, Virginia, David, Andrew and Chelsie Dorward, Poway, California, 3 brothers, Dean (Silvana) Hanson, Hampton, Virginia, Ronald (Dianne) Hanson, Marysville, Washington, Kenneth (Nancy) Hanson, Wallkill,New York, 1 sister, Shirley (David) Guiter, Colchester, IL, sister in-law, Mary (William) Harrison, Durham, North, Carolina, and 1 aunt, Eileen Hanson, Knoxville, IL.

Barb is preceded in death by her parents.

Barb worked for Progressive Impressions, Bloomington, IL for the past 19 years.
She was a member of the East Bloomington Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She loved to share her faith to all and any who would listen. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. She will be missed by all who knew her.

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