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Barbara Lewis


Barbara “Barbie” Lewis, 85, of Carlinville, passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2023, at her residence in Carlinville.

Barbie was born Jan. 1, 1938, in Bloomington, a daughter of Arthur and Lillian Turner Lewis.

Barbie loved to watch the Golden Girls on TV,  ice cream and especially going out for ice cream treats.

She worked at Illinois Valley in Gillespie.  Barbie was full of life and had a contagious smile.  She loved going to MCDD Camp GoodTimes and enjoyed listening to country music and dancing. She lived at Locust Street Resource Center’s residential home for over 30 years. The staff and her housemates were like family to her.

Barbie is survived by her brother, Raymond Lewis of Carlinville; sister, Mary Lindgren of Carlinville, several nieces and nephews, as well as housemates Laura and Alice, who will greatly miss her.

Barbie was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Lewis, mother, Lillian Lewis, three brothers and one sister.

A Celebration of Life was conducted on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2023, at Macoupin Center for Developmentally Disabled, 700 E Elm St, Carlinville.

Memorials may be made to Locust Street Resource Center CILA Homes.

Visit to leave condolences or light a candle in her memory.

Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville is in charge of arrangements.