Barbara J. Kirsch
May 20, 1933 - August 16, 2010
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Barbara J. Kirsch, age 77, of Peoria, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2010 at Fondulac Health Care Center.

She was born on May 20, 1933 in Peoria, Illinois to Otto E. and Evelyn (Fletcher) Kirsch.

Barbara is survived by two sisters, Blanch (Ted) Stephens and Bonnie Harper; seven nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her step-father, Harry Morgan; and one brother, Robert Pople. The love of her life was Jason Harper and Melissa Gibb and their children Brooklynn and Collin Harper and Brandin and Bradie Gibb.

Barbara attended Peoria Heights Schools and graduated from Woodruff in 1951. She was active in the choir and Women’s Fellowship at Peoria Heights Congregational Church and was devoted to her church for over 50 years. Barbara worked for Magic Color Paints, Block & Kuhl, Famous Barr, The Back Door and Schmidt Brothers.

Services will be on Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 10am at the Peoria Heights Congregational Church. Reverend Karl Kramer will be officiating. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria. Memorials may be made to her church and online condolences may be made at