Barbara “Barb” Mae Stelter , age 71 of Montello passed away Monday, September 24, 2018 at her home. Barb was born on April 18, 1947 in Chicago, IL to Forest and Georgia (Demas) Thompson. She graduated from Kelly High School in 1965 and continued her education at cosmetology school. Barb married Glenn Stelter on April 15, 1967 at The Little Mecan Lutheran Church and from that union came three daughters. Barb enjoyed traveling to Hawaii with her family and celebrating Christmas. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren who were her pride and joy.
Barb leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Glenn and three daughters: Denise Stelter, Regina (Rikki) Leerek and Rachel Loring. Barb is also survived by four grandchildren: Nick, Keller, Konnor and Brandon as well as her sister, Connie (John) Meteisis and mother-in-law, Alfreada Wegenke. She is further survived by in-laws: Randy (Mary Isberner) Stelter, Sharon (Barron) Thiessen, good friend, Sue Stelter, many extended family members and friends.
Barb is preceded in death by her parents, her YaYa, Stella Demas, godparents, Phil and Marie Kosmala, father-in-law, Harvey Wegenke, sisters-in-law: Sandy Glover and Jean Stelter and brother-in-law, Gerard Glover.
A funeral service for Barbara Stelter will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Crawford Funeral Home in Montello. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the hour of service. Pastor Mark Hensley will officiate and burial will follow the service at the Montello City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the family for a memorial that will be established in Barb’s name for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
A special thanks to Dr. Syed, the staff at Divine Savior and Agnesian Hospice, especially nursing staff, Joellen and Jodie for all their wonderful care and compassion.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving he family. www.CrawfordFH.com