Celebrating the life of Barbara M. Innis
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She was born in Washington, IL on December 20, 1935. The daughter of Francis and Mildred Miller Geason.
Barbara married the love of her life, Thomas J. Innis in Morton, IL on May 31, 1958, he preceded her in death April 1, 2008. Her parents; two brothers, Richard Geason, Michael Geason; sister, Mary Parker and granddaughter, Hanna Innis also preceded her in death.
She is survived by her children, Jim (Kim) Innis of Frankfort, IL, Dale Innis of Little Rock, AR, Mary Innis of Chicago, IL, John (Julie) Innis of South Elgin, IL, Carol Burke of Groveland, IL, Rebecca (John) Kurilko of Andover Township, NJ and Robert Innis of Mt. Zion, IL. She also leaves behind her many grandchildren and siblings, Patricia (Richard) Hautala of Germantown Hills, IL, Marlene (Jim) Clark of Cincinnati, OH, Sue Houle of Destin, FL, Martha (Donald) Hays of Pekin, IL and brother-in-law, Bill Parker of Morton, IL.
Barbara’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed.
Barbara was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pekin where a funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Father Michael Andrejek will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Pekin. The funeral mass will be live streamed at stjosephpekin.org
Memorials may be made in her name to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Alzheimer’s Association (Team Innis Walk to End Alzheimer’s Central Illinois).
The family has entrusted Abts Mortuary in Pekin with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at abtsmortuary.com
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