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Barbara Ann Bouslog Sheehan, 91, formerly of Mahomet, died on April 19, 2018 in Monticello.
She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Edward Sheehan, her children, Steve (Barb) Sheehan and Colleen (Chuck) Maxwell. She had 7 grandchildren; Erik (Ivanny) Sheehan, Kelly Maxwell Franklin, Travis (Becky) Sheehan, Katey (James) Wamsley, Lydia (Brett) Nadal, Melissa Brink, and Derek Winneshiek. She was blessed with 16 Great Grandchildren.
Barbara was born September 21, 1926 in rural Chrisman, Illinois. She was preceded in death by her parents, C. E. Bouslog and Pearl Hollingsworth Bouslog, 2 sisters, Ena Mae Fox and Mary Lee Chase and one brother Huston Bouslog.
Her first 8 years of school started in a one room school house on Cherry Point Road. Transportation was provided by her horse, 'Ol Bob. She graduated with 7 schoolmates and was proud she could still remember everyone's name. She graduated from Paris High School with honors in 1944. While attending the University of Illinois, she met and married Edward Sheehan.
After both Steve and Colleen started school, she worked at the Mahomet Post Office and then became Postmaster of White Heath, Illinois. She was actively involved in many organizations in Mahomet throughout the years. She was particularly proud of her 50 years in the Home Extension. She was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Champaign, Illinois.
A special thank you is given to the staff at The Villas of Hollybrook in Monticello, Illinois. Their love and special care has been deeply appreciated. The family also extends a heartfelt thank you to Carle Hospice for their special care.
Friends are invited to greet the family at Blair-Owens Funeral Home (102 E Dunbar, Mahomet) from 1-2 pm on Saturday, May 12. A celebration of life service will begin at 2 at the funeral home.
Donations may be made to the Mahomet Helping Hands, PO Box 254, Mahomet, IL 61853.
The Mahomet Helping Hands
PO Box 254, Mahomet IL 61853