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Barbara Collum

February 18, 2019 GMT

Barbara A. Collum, 72, of Manteno, passed away Thursday (Feb. 14, 2019) at her home. She was born Nov. 7, 1946, in Chicago, the daughter of Owen Lee and Lucille (Gibson) Hults. Barbara married Ronald J. Collum on Oct. 18, 1969, in Chicago. He preceded her in death May 7, 2015.

Barbara was a homemaker. She enjoyed camping and doing crossword puzzles. Barbara was a loyal soap opera watcher and also enjoyed watching “Family Feud” and “NCIS.”

Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Russell and Kimberly Shepard and John Shepard, all of Manteno; one daughter, Jill Collum, of Manteno; and eight grandchildren, Michael, Cole, Nolan, Jacob, Connor, Maddison, Brody and Morrigan. In addition to her husband, Ronald J. Collum, Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Jack Hults, Bill Hults, and Russell Hults.


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Manteno. Burial will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.

Please sign her guestbook at www.clancygernon.com.