Barbara Eileen Sears Brightup, 87, of Silverado, California, died at 3:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Orange, California. She was born to Olan and Ada Harris in Barnett Township, DeWitt County on June 21, 1925. Barbara taught elementary school for 45 years in Clinton, Tuscon, AZ, and Orange, CA.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one of her sisters, Mary Ellen Thorp. She is survived by her sisters Jean Hasty, Glenarm, MD., and Pauline Knoerr, Janesville, WI. She is also survived by brothers-in-law Ernest N. Thorp, Clinton, and David Knoerr of Janesville, WI., four nephews and seven nieces.
A brief inurnment service will be held by the family on June 15, 2013 at 11 a.m. in McClimans Cemetery in Hallsville. Funeral arrangements were coordinated with Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com
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