Barbara J. DeShane, 84 of New Boston, formerly of Viola, died April 28, 2022, at her daughter’s home with her family at her side. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 10:00 AM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in the New Boston Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 5 to 7 PM at Speer Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Viola or New Boston Fire Departments.
Barbara J. Lutrell was born on March 3, 1938, in Moline, Illinois to William & Mildred (Howe) Lutrell. She married Paul H. DeShane on April 19, 1958, in Moline. He preceded her in death on September 25, 2020.
Barbara was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She and Paul were inseparable and loved to go for drives, going to auctions and camping at the lake. She was addicted to her games shows and collected Scottie Dogs, among other items. Barbara was a very positive person who just loved to be with people and lit up the room with her smile.
Barbara is survived by her children and spouses: Matthew DeShane & Andrea Lorah of Aledo; Timothy & Sherry DeShane of New Windsor; Andrew & Annette DeShane of Wilmington, DE; Tammy & Tom Hammond of New Boston and Doug & Sandy Dyer of New Boston; 13 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband and a brother, William Lutrell.