Barbara J. DeGroff, age 76, of Batavia, IL, formerly of Logan, IL passed away peacefully Saturday, October 3, 2020 at her home in Batavia.
She was born July 27, 1944, the daughter of Edgar Betine and Elsie (Summers) Betine.
On March 8, 1963 she married Paul V. DeGroff and he preceded her in death on April 2, 1999. Barbara worked for a number of years at Burgess Norton in Geneva and Dukane Corp in St. Charles until she retired in 2009.
She is survived by one of her three children Darren (Lori) DeGroff of Batavia, IL, as well as by Brent (Amy) Evernden of Friendswood, TX who was like a son to her. She is also survived by her two siblings Ronnie (Dana) Betine of Logan, IL and Brenda Smith of Johnston City, IL. She leaves behind uncles and an aunt Kenneth (Judy) Summers and Charles Ford as well as a number of cousins. Also left to grieve are two brothers-in-law Ronald (Mary) Corbin and JohnNeil (Karen) Spilman. She leaves to mourn her passing eleven nieces and nephews Michael (Pam) Betine, Rhonda (John) Schaper, Rebecca (Tony) Bevier, Richard (Angela) Smith, Karla Corbin, Jason (Casey) Smith, Damien Dawson (Kelly), Connie Smith, Derek Dawson, Andrea McMahon, and Geoff Kaak, as well as a number of great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents Edgar and Elsie Betine, her husband, Paul V. DeGroff, and children Debra DeGroff and Daniel DeGroff.
She collected butterflies and could regularly be found crocheting, reading, playing word games and puzzles. She enjoyed watching all the birds that would accumulate on the birdfeeders in her back yard. She was a lover of dogs and had at least one most of her life, she will be missed by Winnie, Gracie, Roxy and Cooper.
A Visitation for Barbara will be Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State Street (Route 38) Geneva, IL. There will also be a visitation on Thursday, October 8 from 9:00 am until the time of her funeral service at 11:00 am at Pate Funeral Home, 301 S. Main Street, Benton, IL 62812.
Burial will follow at Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to Starfish Animal Rescue, 167 Oswalt Avenue, Batavia, IL 60510.
For information 630-232-8233 or www.malonefh.com.
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