Myron Barbee

November 27, 1933 ~ June 20, 2021 (age 87)


Myron Russell Barbee, 87, of St. Joseph passed away at 3:10 p.m. Sunday (June 20, 2021) at home.

Visitation will be held at 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 23, 2021, at Freese Funeral Home, 302 E. Grand Ave., St. Joseph. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 24, 2021, at St. Patrick Church,708 W. Main St. Urbana. Fr. Anthony Co will officiate. Burial following the services will be at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Pesotum. 

Myron was born Nov 27, 1933, in Tuscola, He was the son of John and Lectna (Cockrill) Barbee. He married Janet Boastick Nov 20, 1952, in Lompoc California. She survives.

Survivors include his brother Dale (Nancy) Barbee, sister Shirley Hawn, Daughter Denise (Ed) Piat, and

Sons Russell (Laurie) Barbee, Steve (Li) Barbee and David (Geri) Barbee. Also survived by 14 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren

Preceded in death by Parents John & Lectna Barbee & Daughter Sandy (Steve) Cheek.

Myron was a combat Army Veteran of the Korean War, Retired Army 1stSgt (22 years). He also worked at

Kraft Foods as a line mechanic and retired (24 years). He was a member of the St. Patrick Catholic Church

in Urbana and the American Legion in St. Joseph.

He enjoyed spending his time working outdoors and repairing machinery, especially cars. He loved to

watch old westerns and was an avid John Wayne fan. He was a wonderful husband, father and

grandfather to everyone. He will be missed by all.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick Church in Urbana or to the Alzheimer’s Associations.

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June 23, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
302 E. Grand
St. Joseph, IL 61873

Funeral Service
June 24, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Patrick Church,708 W. Main St. Urbana

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