Barbara L. Yount, age 81, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Gateway Medical Center, Granite City, IL. Barbara was born on June 21, 1934 in Maplewood, MO. She was a daughter to the late Waldo Wilton Wood II, Alice (Bretscher) Cortor and stepfather, Samuel Cortor.
On December 24, 1954, Barbara Wood married Robert E. "Bob" Yount, the love of her life, in Maplewood, MO. Bob passed away on January 4, 2010. Barbara was a faithful member of First Christian Church, Granite City, IL, and she lead the song service. Barbara and Bob owned and operated Yount's Market at 2459 Benton in Granite City, IL, for many years. Barbara enjoyed playing the piano in her younger years; she also enjoyed singing, crocheting and she loved Soccer and Cardinal Baseball. Barbara loved life, she loved to laugh, but most of all she loved her family and friends. She will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.
In addition to her parents and husband, Barbara was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amy Marie Yount.
She is survived by her loving sons, Bob Yount of Granite City, IL, John (Jodi) Yount of Florissant, MO and Jim (Barbara) Yount of Granite City, IL; proud grandmother to Chad (Danielle), Gabrielle (Matt Schaeffler), Cheryl, Christopher (Liza Biondo), Samuel, Andy (Kirschinique), Nick (Anna Bowers) and Seth; proud great-grandmother to Luke, Gavin, Cameron, Dakota, Kaydence and Leanna; faithful companion, Lucy; extended family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 28, 2015 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of her life, funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at Irwin Chapel with Pastor Stephen French and Pastor Larry Necessary officiating. Interment will be in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.
Memorial donations may be given to the Southern Illinois Soccer League Bob and Barbara Yount Scholarship Fund and will be accepted at the funeral chapel.
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