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Barbara Ollis, formerly of Marion

updated: 1/4/2019 3:45 PM

BELLEVILLE -- Barbara M. Ollis, 92, formerly of Marion, passed away on Jan. 2, 2019 at Memorial Hospital of Belleville.

She was born Feb. 2, 1926, in Carterville. She was united in marriage to Wendell Ollis, on Nov. 25, 1944.

Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marion. She was employed as a bookkeeper at the Lake of Egypt Water Company and Kimmel Auto Parts.

Surviving are her daughter, Margaret (Gary) Dunaway; son, Terry (Lynn) Ollis; four grandchildren, Kevin Dunaway, Michael Dunaway, Ryan Ollis and Jeremy Ollis; step-granddaughter, Mary Kish; three great-grandchildren, Jake Dunaway, Ally Dunaway, Timmy Kish, Lili Kish and Kane Ollis; and sister, Betty (P.L.) Montgomery; along with other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father, Louie McGee; mother, Ella Armstrong; husband, Wendell Ollis; and sister, Dorothy Barter.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Jan. 5 at Blue Funeral Home, Marion.

Services will begin at noon Saturday at the funeral home, with Dr. Bob Dickerson officiating. A private burial will follow at the McKinney Chapel Cemetery.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to First Baptist Church of Marion.

Leesman Funeral Home, in Millstadt, handled the arrangements. For more information, visit

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