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Barbara Marshall, 77, died at 9:58 p.m., Friday, February 19, 2021 at her residence after a period of declining health.
She was born in Jerseyville, Illinois on May 266, 1943, and was the daughter of Albert A. and Dorothy Eileene (McGowen) Hagen Sr.
She graduated in 1961 from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville, and furthered her education at Barnes Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo., graduating as a Registered Nurse.
She spent her entire nursing career, which spanned 40 years, at Jersey Community Hospital in Jerseyville, where she was a mainstay in the obstetrics department.   She was known as a dedicated, knowledgeable, and extremely comforting presence, welcoming thousands of newborn babies into the world.
Her sincere desire to be of assistance, brought peace to countless mothers and fathers.
She married Marvin M. Marshall on December 7, 1963 in Jerseyville, and together, they raised their three children in Medora, Illinois, moving to Jerseyville later in life.  Their marriage spanned 44 years, before his death on January 13, 2007.
Surviving are her three children and their spouses, Michael and Missy Marshall of Moro, Christina and Michael Kelso of Jerseyville, and Patrick Marshall of Wood River.  She was "Granny" to six grandchildren, Samantha, Travis, Sydney, Julian, Sebastian, Britni; and a great grandmother to two, Isabella and Carlee.
She is also survived by a brother and sister in-law, Albert and Amber Hagen of Brighton.
In addition to her husband, Marvin, she was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Dorothy Hagen Sr., and Dorothy and KennethTimpe.
Private visitation will be held for immediate family at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.
Family and friends are invited to a graveside service at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Memorials may be given to the Jersey Community Hospital Foundation in care of the funeral home.
Memories may be shared at www.crawfordfunerals.com.
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