Barbara L. Barth

  • Born: April 20, 1946
  • Died: January 17, 2020
  • Location: Walnut, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

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Tribute & Message From The Family


WALNUT – Barbara L. Barth, 73, of Walnut, died on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Rock River Hospice Home in Sterling. Barbara was born on April 20, 1946, the daughter of Earl and Ruby (Booth) Watson. She married Ed Barth in 1965. He predeceased her on February 14, 1995. Barbara worked as a CNA at Walnut Manor for many years.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy (David) Karrow, and their son Levi of Amana, IA; seven sisters, Kay Wiemken of TX, Helen (Ron) Lilley and Grace Griffin, both of Princeton, Margaret Watson and Berneice Thompson both of LaSalle, Nancy (Rick) Timmerman of CA, and Melanie (Robert) Wilson of ID; three brothers, Bill Watson of MO, Mike Watson of Spring Valley, and George (Rita) Watson of Princeton.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Larry Lee Watson; two sisters, Sue Ramey, and Connie Green; and two step-sons, William and David Barth.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Gathering will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Garland Funeral Home in Walnut, followed by a Memorial Service at 11:00 am with Pastor Brian Moore officiating. Private burial will be in Walnut Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.