Barbara Jarchow

Our beautiful Barbara Jean Jarchow, 83, was called home to the Lord on Feb. 14, 2024. She was surrounded by love with her family at her side.
She was born on March 13, 1940 in Oak Park, IL. She is lovingly remembered by her husband, Robert, married 64 years; three children: Karen, Steven, Christopher and their spouses; nine grandchildren: Tahlia, Colleen, Kyle, Benjamin, Zach, Laney, Ryan, Shelby, Molly and their respective spouses; three great-grandchildren, Ethan, Nora and Harper; along with her youngest brother, Thomas McCullough and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, LaVerne and Emma McCullough; her brother, John McCullough; and her best friend, Diane Dennis.
Barbara loved hummingbirds, cooking amazing meals for her family, margaritas, visiting her grandchildren and spoiling her twin great-granddaughters. Barbara always made time to help her family and friends.
We will miss Barbara dearly, but we are so grateful for the time spent with her. We will always feel her presence in our hearts.
Services will be private.
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R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is entrusted with arrangements.