Barbara J. Younglove


MENDOTA - Barbara J. Younglove, 77, of Mendota died peacefully Nov. 3, 2017 at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, Mendota surrounded by her family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Rev. Jeff Schlesinger officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the funeral home. Burial will be at Lutheran Cemetery, Mendota.

Barbara was born Dec. 18, 1939 in Princeton to Lyle and Ruth (Petersen) Heward. She married Lyle Younglove on July 3, 1956 in Princeton.

Survivors include her husband of Mendota; one daughter, Debbie Younglove of Mendota; one son, Don (Peggy) Younglove of Mendota; two granddaughters, Madison and Sarah Younglove and one grandson, Jason Ward.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Dennis in 2016.

Barbara was a graduate of Princeton High School. She was employed from 1969-1989 by Mendota Community Hospital as a nurse’s aide in the Obstetrics Department. After retiring in 1989, she entered the family business, R & R Flight Service, where she was the driving force in their day to day operations.

Memorials may directed to Illinois Valley PADS or the donor’s choice.

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