Obituary: Barbara Tweddale, 79, Eureka

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

Barbara Jean Christie Tweddale, 79, of Eureka, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka where she was a resident.

Born Nov. 7, 1932, in Schenectady, NY, to Harry James and Marion Lord Christie, she married Kenneth Shea on Nov. 16, 1957. He died in 1970. She later married John F. Tweddale on July 7, 1973. He died in 1998.

Surviving are three brothers, Harry (Lynn) Christie of Charlton, NY; Bruce Christie of Scotia, NY; Douglas Christie of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; and one step-daughter, Lynne Watkins of Peoria.

She was preceded in death by one step-son, Jack R. Tweddale.

She was a legal secretary and retired from the law firm of Brown, Hay & Stephens in Springfield. She was a member of the Eureka Christian Church and Kaufman Park Ladies League and the 4-G club in Eureka.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka, followed by a memorial service at 1 p.m. at the Eureka Apostolic Christian Nursing Home.

Tom Hoffman will officiate.

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka or to the Eureka Christian Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at