Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Schroder Mortuary in Colona. Casual attire visitation will be 4-7 p.m. today at the mortuary. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline. Memorials may be made to Genesis Hospice.
Barbara was born March 11, 1942, in Rock Island, the daughter of Victor and Mary Belligante Draper. She married Robert E. Merrill on Dec. 24, 1970, in Rock Island.
She enjoyed her grandkids, her flower garden in the summer and going to yard sales.
Survivors include her husband, Bob; children, Christopher (Sharon) Merrill, Colona, Mechelle (John) Larson, Geneseo, Jody (Thad) Lindstrom, Geneseo, Robert J. (Kelly) Merrill, Colona; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; siblings, John Draper, Florida, Juanita Schutz, Florida, Kenneth Draper, Nevada, and Victor Draper, Florida.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Billy.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.schrodermortuary.com.