Barbara Jane "Bobbie" Marrs

March 20, 1926 - September 14, 2016
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Barbara Jane “Bobbie” Marrs, 90, of Belvidere, died peacefully surrounded by loved ones at Northwoods Care Center in Belvidere on September 14, 2016. She was born in Belvidere on March 20, 1926 to Spencer and Fern (Bailey) Porter. Bobbie graduated from Belvidere High Schoo, class of 1944 and married her sweetheart, Gerald “Jerry” Marrs on August 31, 1947 in Garden Prairie, Illinois. They traveled to Fairbanks, Alaska where they spent their first year of marriage. She and Jerry enjoyed dancing for many years with friends.

Jerry and Bobbie farmed in Boone County and also ran Marrs Auction Service for 45 years. She was proud to be a homemaker. Bobbie worked at Ernie Miller’s Grocery Store in Garden Prairie and was a hostess at the Huddle for many years. She was a past member of The Boone County District # 2 Fire Department Auxilary. Bobbie loved her family greatly and loved to bake for them. Bobbie was fond of animals and especially loved her dog, Mandy.

She is survived by her sons, Gary (Shelley) Marrs of Belvidere and Jim (Callie) Marrs of Garden Prairie; grandchildren, Michael Marrs of Roanoke, Tx., Katie (JC) Fanning of Atlanta, Ga., Greg (Katie) Marrs of Rolling Meadows, Lisa (John) Liebgott of Belvidere, and Jeff (Kelly) Marrs of Belvidere; and great-grandchildren, Kiley, Ally, Henry, Nora, Amelia and Sawyer.
Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry; and granddaughters, Jean Marie and Jody Lynn Marrs.

The family would like thank OSF Saint Anthony Hospital, Northwoods Care Center, and OSF Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of Bobbie.

Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Dave Bateman officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the funeral home. Burial at Highland Garden of Memories. Memorials to Salvation Army, Shriners For Children and Fresh Start Amimal Rescue of Belvidere. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL 61008 with Reverend Dave Bateman officiating.


Service Information

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016

Time: 10:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, September 19, 2016 at the funeral home.


Cemetery Information

Burial at Highland Garden of Memories.


 

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Born: March 20, 1926
Died: September 14, 2016

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Lori Turner posted on 9/15/16

So sorry to hear of your loss. What a great lady. Always a smile. She will be missed. Hugs

 

Trudy Flippo posted on 9/18/16

Gary and Family, Jeff and I our sorry to hear about your Mom. With our condolences, Jeff & Trudy (ohlsen) Flippo

 

Anita Feltes posted on 9/18/16

So sorry to hear of her passing. Such a nice lady. Prayers and sympathy to Jim, Gary and the whole family.

 

Dea Greathouse posted on 9/17/16

Thinking of you at this time of loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of you. Harold and Karen Marrs, Darlene Marrs Dickson and Mildred Marrs Babbs.

 

Kelly Scott, RCC posted on 9/16/16

Lisa, I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.

 

Carol Brening posted on 9/16/16

Gary, Shelly and the Marrs family, So sorry for your loss. Roy & Carol

 

Carol Brening posted on 9/16/16

Gary, Shelly and the Marrs family so sorry for your loss. Roy & Carol

 

Dennis E Peaslee posted on 9/16/16

Condolences to the family.

 

Larry & Bonnie Marrs posted on 9/16/16

In loving memory of Barbara Marrs

 

Rhonda Sypek posted on 9/15/16

What a very, very special lady ... full of wisdom and love. Our deepest condolences to you all .

 

Rhonda Sypek posted on 9/15/16

What a very, very special lady....full of love and wisdom. Our deepest condolescences to you all.

 

Debbie Kairis posted on 9/19/16

Dear Marrs Family, Wishing you peace in this time of grief. May tender memories soften your grief, May fond recollection bring you relief, And may you find comfort and peace in the thought Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought... For time and space can never divide Or keep your loved one from your side. When memory paints in colors true, the happy hours that belonged to you." --Helen Steiner Rice -- Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

 

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