Barbara L Guyer

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Obituaries in Geneseo, IL | Geneseo Republic

Barbara L. Guyer, 99, of Geneseo, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Hillcrest home, rural Geneseo. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 17th, at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, 225 E. Park Street, Geneseo. Burial will be in Rock Island Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorial may be made to Hillcrest Home

Barbara Lucille Easley was born October 29, 1922, in Fulton County, Illinois, the daughter of Louis H. and Anna V. Mendenhall Easley. She attended a rural grade school in Fulton County and then went to Macomb High School where she graduated in 1940. Her marriage to Millard F. Bayless took place on May 3, 1942, in South Carolina. She later married Arthur Guyer on November 23, 1974, in Polo, Illinois. He passed away on June 20, 2009.

She worked with her husband on the farm in rural Rock Island County until October of 1988 when the couple moved to Rock Island. They move to Geneseo in March of 1994. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Geneseo. Her hobbies were crocheting, growing African violets, gardening, travel, singing, playing golf, cards, cooking, and dancing.

Those surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Rodger and Colleen Bayless, Geneseo, a daughter, Rhonda Cater, Geneseo, five grandchildren, Christine, Adam, Tamra, Angela, and Joseph. Other survivors include11 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Her parents, her husband, two brothers, two sisters, a granddaughter, Melissa Six, and a grandson, Rodger Bayless II, preceded her in death.

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Posted online on June 11, 2022

Published in Geneseo Republic