Barbara L. McKee

Born: Wed., Jan. 5, 1955
Died: Tue., Apr. 24, 2018


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 27, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Apr. 28, 2018
Location: Assembly of God Church

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Barbara L. McKee, 63, of Pittsfield, IL passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.  She was born on January 5, 1955 in Pittsfield, IL to Robert & Hazel Roberts Ghrist.  Barb married Kevin McKee on June 9, 1973 at Pittsfield First Christian Church, and he survives.

Barb graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1973.  She went on to work at the Ben Franklin dime store and the Dari Ripple.  She then began her customer service career in the grocery business, working for the Ellis' and then the Cummings'.  Once the store closed, she began working at County Market where she was a current employee.  Barb was a member of Pittsfield Assembly of God since 1977.  She loved her church and in previous years, she had helped in the nursery and Children's Ministry.  When Barb wasn't working, she enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Kevin McKee; mother, Hazel Ghrist;  two daughters, Chris Bower of Pleasant Hill, IL and Tammy Springer of Pittsfield, IL; five grandchildren, Tyler McKee, Abby Springer, Nathan Bower, Rhett Springer, and Molly Springer; a brother, Bobby Ghrist of Pittsfield, IL; two sisters, Cindy (Paul) Verticchio of Jacksonville, IL and Donna (Steve) McKee of Quincy, IL; mother-in-law, Bonna McKee of Martinsburg, IL; brother-in-law, Bruce (Barb) McKee of Pittsfield, IL; sister-in-law, Sherry (Curt) Gard of New Canton, IL; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Ghrist; father-in-law, Robert McKee; and brother-in-law, Donald McKee.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM at the Pittsfield Assembly of God.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.  There will be a visitation on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Memorials are suggested to Oakwood Cemetery, Pittsfield Assembly of God, or Pike County Honor Flight.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Barbara's memory to the following organizations:

Assembly of God
575 Piper Lane, Pittsfield, IL 62363

Oakwood Cemetery

Pike County Honor Flight

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Patrick and Cassondra Ghrist
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
Kevin,and family, we are sorry for your loss.we will keep you and the rest of the family in our prayers. Pat and Cassondra Ghrist

Kevin and Becky Lowe
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
We are so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Many fond memories of our time together at school and the many hours working together at the Dari Ripple.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.

Kevin and Becky Barton Lowe

Ashleigh Gravitt
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
May God's constant love and peace be with the family during this sad time. Barb was always a friendly face. My prayers go out to you all.

Larry and Diane Powell
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
Kevin, So sorry to hear of your loss and our prayers are with you and your family.

Rhonda (Long) Johnson
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
so sorry for your loss I was just in Pittsfield last Monday

Missy Garrison
   Posted Wed April 25, 2018
I am so sorry for your loss ...Barbara was one of the sweetest ladys I met..She ALWAYS had a smile ..shr could always brighten your day just by her smile &kind words...God needed her...As much pain it has caused always know she is watching over you all...she'll give you all a sign she is there...whether its a butterfly ..a red robin..Trust me I feel ur pain ...My prayers are with you all...Keven,Chris & Tammy an family...Love you all God bless.

Bill and Marcia Bower
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
So sorry for your loss she will be missed by a lot of friends

Peggy Sparks
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
So sorry for your loss thinking of your family.

Jamie Dilbeck & Family
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
Our family knew Barb for years through church and County Market. Always a pleasure to talk to. So friendly and willing to help anyone the best that she could. Our condolences go out to the family and may she now sing with angels in Heaven. Barb will be remembered and missed.

Dwight and Lynn Phillips
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
So sorry for your lost and our prayers are with you.

George and Edee Chamberlain Hermens
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
May God comfort all of you . She was a dear person and I enjoyed talking to her .. She will be missed

Tim and Nancy Halpin
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
We are so very sorry for your loss. Barb will be missed. Thinking of you.

Myron and Zona Casteel
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
Kevin and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Barb was such a bright spot in the store--always smiling and helpful!! Our prayers are with all of you.

Bonnie guthrie
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
kevin s sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family I know its hard I loss my husband back in sept.just take one day at a time and keep the faith

Linda kirk
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
Barb was Always a smiling friendly face at County Market and I'm going to miss her. God bless you all as you adjust.

Dorothy and Roger Yaeger
   Posted Sun April 29, 2018
Hazel, Kevin and families. We are so sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with you.

Dorothy and Roger Yaeger

Bonnie Casteel Long
   Posted Fri May 04, 2018
Hazel, Kevin, Chris, and Tammy,
I am so sorry to learn your loss of Barb. She had a winning smile. Her personality was matched only by her voice and efficiency in her work.
My thoughts and prayer hope for many loving and comforting memories to carry you now and in the many days to come.
May you be Blessed with the Love of God to comfort and sustain you.
So Sincerely, Bonnie

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