Barbara Jean Furlong, 89

Barbara Jean Furlong, 89

Barbara Jean Furlong, 89, of Ottawa passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at Pleasant View.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am, Monday, January 14, 2019 at St. Patrick’s Church, with Rev. David Kipfer officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 am, prior to services, at the church. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery. Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.

Barb was born April 6, 1929 in Ottawa to William and Barbara (Welter) Curtin. She married Peter Furlong on February 7, 1975 in San Antonio, Texas. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Altar & Rosary Society, The Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and LaSalle County Retired Teachers.

She is survived by her brother, William Curtin; her sister-in-law, Rita Furlong; niece and nephew, Patti (Don) Harris and Mark (Jody) Furlong; and many great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her sister, Elaine Curtin.

Pallbearers will be Ryan Furlong, Chris Harris, Aiden Harris, Alex Prior; Michael Humer, and Robert Humer.

Memorials may be directed to Marquette Academy High School or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Ottawa Funeral Home & Crematory
1111 LaSalle St, Ottawa Illinois 61350