Barbara Jane Fulkerson, 76, of Harrisburg passed away at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion.
Barbara was born on Feb. 18, 1937, in Harrisburg to the late William Hugh “Bill” and Freda (Pankey) Roberts. On Jan. 14, 1955, she married Roy H. Fulkerson and he preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 1983. Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church of Harrisburg, and formerly was a member at McKinley Avenue Baptist Church. She was a retired case worker with the Illinois Department of Public Aid. She was a member of the Harrisburg Rebekah’s Lodge, past president of the Saline County Republican Women, the Oldies but Goodies Community Gospel Choir and the 3L Organization at First Baptist Church.
Surviving family members include her daughter: Janie (Bobby) Fields of Harrisburg; mother: Freda Roberts of Harrisburg; brother: Wendell (Frannie) Roberts of Harrisburg; grandson: Danny (Jenny) Hutchinson of Harrisburg; two great-grandchildren: Rachel and James Hutchinson of Harrisburg.
Barbara was preceded in death by her father: Bill Roberts; husband: Roy Fulkerson; special friend: Bill Puckett; grandparents: Leslie and Lacie Roberts and Charles and Elva Pankey.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg. The Rev. Chris Winkleman will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery in Harrisburg. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 7, 2013, at Reed Funeral Chapel in Harrisburg.
Condolences may be sent to the family through the obituary page at www.reedfuneralchapel.com.