Barbara Jean Herren

Oct 24th, 1933 - Jun 3rd, 2018


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Mon, Jun. 4th, 2018 5:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Tue, Jun. 5th, 2018 11:00 AM


Maplewood Cemetery

Tue, Jun. 5th, 2018 12:00 PM

Marion-Barbara Jean Herren, age 84, of Marion, passed away at 12:53am on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at her Sunshine Gardens residence in Marion.

Barbara was born in Marion on October 24, 1933, the daughter of Harry and Grace (Clendenin) Troxel.  She married Lawrence H. Herren in Marion in 1954.  Together, they shared fifty years of marriage, until his passing on March 31, 2005.

Survivors include:

Son and daughter-in-law- Mark and Patricia Herren of Creal Springs

Daughter and son-in-law- Mary Kay and Phillip Swan of Stonefort

Grandchildren- Kathy and Aaron Henry

Erik and Valerie Bethel

Kyle and Abigail Swan

Mara Swan

Great Grandchildren- Alex and Ben Henry

Braden Bethel

Brother- Gary and Sue Troxel of Creal Springs

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband- Lawrence.

Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church in Marion.  She was a homemaker. She and her husband were Christians and made sure their children and grandchildren were Christians, the most important thing in their life was to have a Christian family. When you think of our parents, think of this saying; `As For Me And My House, We Will Serve The Lord`.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to the caregivers and staff at Sunshine Gardens for their excellent care and love shown to their mother. It is greatly appreciated.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Jeff Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery in Marion. Visitation will be held from 5-8pm on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Blue Funeral Home in Marion.

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4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Anita , Davilyn and James

    From: Herrin, Illinois

    Date: June 4, 2018

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all. Barb was a very good person and loved God. Our loss, is Heavens Gain!

  • Guest: Suzi Killman

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: June 4, 2018

    Years of memories. A special one when Barb had Mary Kay, and I had Cietta, and we shared a room in the MMH OB department.

  • Guest: Marcella Long and family

    From: Marion , Illinois, Illinois

    Date: June 4, 2018

    We feel very blessed to have had the pleasure of getting to know Barbara and her family. Barbara helped us adjust from day 1 at Sunshine Gardens. She was a great friend to our mom (Marcella) and made sure she was always taken care of and had what she needed. We will miss her. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Guest: Jodi Speer

    From: Clarksville , Tennessee

    Date: June 5, 2018

    Dear Valerie, Erik, and family,

    We are so sorry to hear of the death of your grandmother. She must have been a sweet and loving Christian lady to have such a wonderful granddaughter as you. We love you.

    Uncle Dennis and
    Aunt Jodi Speer