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Elaine Johanna Barr Ansley, 73, of
Lincoln, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at 6:18 p.m. at Abraham Lincoln
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, following
the rosary at 4:30 p.m.
Her memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Holy
Family Church, with the Rev. Jeff Laible officiating.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
was a registered nurse. She retired from Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital in 2001 and was also a
nurse at Logan Correctional Center and Logan Mason
Mental Health Center.
She was born Aug. 24, 1936, in Granite City to
Orville and Lourine Gilmore Barr.
She is survived by four children: Alwyn (and
Debbie) Ansley of Millbrook, Ala., and their
children, Kyle, Dalton, Teddy and Sara Ansley; Beth
(and Greg) Eimer of Lincoln and their son, Jack
Eimer; Joseph (and Maria) Ansley of Springfield and
their children, Morgan and Zoe Ansley; and Susan
(and Todd) Hindt of Normal and their children, Guy
Lang and Tad Hindt. She is also survived by two
brothers and two sisters: Daniel (and Peggy) Barr of
Colgate, Wis., and John (and Debbi) Barr of Normal;
her twin, Lorraine (and William) Fenougty of
Belleville; and Rita (and Bobby) Horton of Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one
granddaughter, Alaina Eimer.
She was a member of Holy Family Church. She worked at the
church's food pantry and read to the blind for a radio
station in Springfield. She was past president of Zonta
Memorials may be made to St. Louis Ronald McDonald
House; Springfield Children's Miracle Network or
Holy Family Food Pantry.
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