Barbara J. Tripp, 68, of Sycamore died Monday, December 23, 2013 at the Bethany Health Care and Rehab Center.
She was born May 6, 1945 in Chicago. The daughter of Everett and Phyllis (Youngstrand) Tripp.
Barbara was a teacher for over 25 years. She taught at various schools, including the Clinton Rosette middle school in DeKalb for over 10 years. She was a member of the Federated Church of Sycamore.
Survivors include her two daughters, Betsy (Kristopher) Smith of New York City and Victoria (Andrew) Walzer of Sycamore; five grandchildren, Elliot, Margaret, Ella, Anna and Reid; and one brother, Philip (Jan) Tripp of Calif.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Her Memorial Service will be on Saturday, Dec. 28th at 11:00 AM at the Federated Church of Sycamore, 612 W. State St., Sycamore, IL., with Rev. Dennis Johnson officiating. A luncheon and time for fellowship will follow the service at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Federated Church's pre-school program or the DeKalb Co. Animal Shelter, in care of the Butala Funeral Home and Crematory, 1405 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore, IL 60178. For info or to sign the online guest book, go to www.ButalaFuneralHomes.com or call 815-895-2833.