Obituary of Barbara J. Ankley
Barbara J. Ankley, 81, of Waukegan, IL passed away Saturday, September 7, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family.
Barbara was born June 29, 1938 in Waukegan, IL to Harold and Lillian Blomstrom. On May 17, 1958, she married Roger Ankley and together they shared 61 years of marriage. Barbara was a graduate of Waukegan High School and a parishioner of Christ Episcopal Church in Waukegan. Barbara was a member of the Jaycee’s, Waukegan Yacht Club, Bridge Club and Clara Cummings Book Club. She loved boating, the theatre and traveling.
Barbara is survived by her beloved husband, Roger K. Ankley; children, Roger (Heather) Ankley, Julie (Rob) Hopkins and Wendy (Dave Schlapper) O’Linn; grandchildren, Kristin, Jeffrey, Ryan, Samantha, Alexander, Allison, Kelly, Kevin, Ryan, Ethan, Jonathan and Matthew; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Thomas (Marianne) Blomstrom; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; many aunts and uncles; and a niece.
Visitation will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion, IL from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be at North Shore Garden of Memories in North Chicago, IL. A special thank you to Heartland Hospice and Open Arms Solutions for the wonderful care she and our family received.To send flowers to the family of Barbara Ankley, please visit Tribute Store
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