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Barbara A. McCorkle

Published July 23,2020

Obituary's Biography:

Barbara Ann McCorkle, 82, a resident of Gurnee passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in Libertyville.  She was born on June 12, 1938 in Decatur to William and Elsie (nee Kistler) Robinson. She married Owen McCorkle on August 21, 1960 in Decatur, they shared 52 years before his passing in January of 2013.   Barbara was an elementary school teacher, who taught first through sixth grade throughout her career.  Most of her teaching career was spent in the Decatur Public School system. She enjoyed scrapbooking, genealogy, traveling and especially taking trips with her sister to research their family history. She traveled the US and the world, first in a camping trailer and then tours and hotels. Her most special time was spent with her 5 grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Robin (Bruce) Aoki of Grayslake and Karen (Bill O’Rourke) of Bartlett; her grandchildren, Ryan, Allison, Kathleen, Paige and Will; and her sister, Carol Weatherford of Avon, Indiana.  She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, July 27, 2020 at 2:00pm at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030.  A visitation will be held on Monday at the funeral chapel from 1:00 pm until the time of service.  Interment will be held privately.  In lieu of memorial flowers, donations can be to the Alzheimer’s Association or Save-A-Pet in Barbara’s name. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org