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Barbara Jane David

June 22, 1942 — September 27, 2023

Aledo, IL


Barbara J. David, 81 of Aledo, died Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at Unity Point Health, Rock Island, surrounded by her family's love. Visitation is Sunday from 2 to 5 PM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Private burial will be in Aledo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the David Family.

Barbara was born on June 22, 1942, in Odon, Indiana to Lester & Nancy Jane (Kincaid) Litwiler. She married Richard Lee David on September 1, 1962, in Cambridge, later celebrating their 50th anniversary with a renewal of vows in Aledo in 2012. Richard preceded her in death on January 31, 2013.

Barbara retired after many years in the printing industry, retiring from the Rio Printing Shop. She had also worked for the Aledo Times Record and in earlier years for Admirals of Galesburg. In her spare time, she enjoyed fishing, watching the Chicago Cubs and the Bears and cooking. No one could make a better pie than Barbara. She cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and especially loved watching the great-grandchildren race go-carts at the Viola Boyz Backyard Speedway and their baseball games and tournaments. Barbara also always had the luck when she played the slot machines or bought scratch off tickets. Barbara loved animals, especially her canine companions, Duke, Molly, and Frankie.

Barbara’s memory will be cherished by her children: Les & Tammy David of Aledo; Tammy Cokel of Galva and Betty Clark of Aledo; grandchildren: Chris & Justin Miller, Cassie & Jason Doherty, Danielle David, Crystal Malik, Dennis & Ashley Clark, Jr., and Stephanie Cokel; great-grandchildren: Jack, Selene, Karrigan, Cole, Kadence, Aliyah, Chandler, Nimrah, Brayden, Zendaya, and Zaire; great-great-grandchildren: Jensen, Ryott and Nova. She is also survived by a brother, Donnie Litwiler and his daughters, Amy Schrader & Amber Alvarez and their families. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brothers, Lester and Larry Litwiler.

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