Barbara J. Willis, 83, of Belvidere, IL, passed away July 18, 2019 at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL. She was born March 6, 1936 in Belvidere, IL, daughter of Allen and Elsie (Sellers) Haley. She married the love of her life, Robert Gene Willis on June 4, 1956 in Duluth, MN. Barbara loved spending time with friends and family, especially her grandchildren. She would help Robert with farm work, cook, and ride four wheelers with her grandchildren.
Barbara is loved and will be missed by her children, Kathleen Rollins and Teresa (Alan) Nyman; grandchildren, Ashley Rollins, Kyle Rollins, Matthew Nyman; Brother-in-law, Terry A. (Julie) Willis; and nephews, Steven Willis and Christopher Willis. Barbara is preceded in death by her husband, Robert; and her sister, Beverly Swanson.
Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008. A funeral ceremony will take place 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services. Deacon Danice Loveridge to officiate. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials in Barbara’s name may be given to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.