Barbara Jean Clarida

Nov 7th, 1938 - Feb 11th, 2020


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Feb. 15th, 2020 9 - 11 a.m.


Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

Sat, Feb. 15th, 2020 11 a.m.


Rose Hill Cemetery

Sat, Feb. 15th, 2020

Barbara Jean Clarida

Barbara Jean Clarida, age 81, of Marion, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 8:08 p.m. in Herrin Hospital.

Barbara was born on November 7, 1938 in Marion, a daughter of James and Edith (Harrison) Motsinger.  She married William Clarida on May 8, 1954 and he preceded her in death on November 12, 2016 after 62 years of marriage.  Barbara was of the Baptist faith.  She was a homemaker and loved cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed watching television shows, especially soap operas and westerns, and never missed watching a St. Louis Cardinals’ game.

Survivors include her son, Butch (Jo) Clarida of Marion; her three daughters, Debbie (Mike) Yost of Marion, Lisa (Eddie) King of Herrin and April (David) Clark of Marion; her sister, Patsy Baker of Marion; four grandchildren, Brandy Clarida, Cody (Ashley) Yost, Kelsea Clark and Matthew King; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan Yost, Bailey Clarida and Blake Mitchell.

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

Funeral services will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Keith Owens officiating.  Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery in Marion.

Visitation will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

For those who prefer, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association and will be accepted at the funeral home.

3 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Melinda Deaton

    From: Marion, Illinois

    Date: February 13, 2020

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family during this difficult time.

  • Guest: Sloane(Menzie)Payne

    From: Owensboro , Kentucky

    Date: February 13, 2020

    Prayers to you and your family and may god be with you and your family!!! I’m so sorry for your loss!!!

  • Guest: Lori Allen

    From: OFallon, Missouri

    Date: February 14, 2020

    Lisa I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your sweet Mama. Please know you are in our prayers.