Barbara was born December 22, 1946 in Chicago, IL and married Duane Garbett on January 10, 1981. She retired from Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Zion having worked in accounts receivable for 15 years. Her hobbies included reading and camping and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Duane, of 32 years; children: Donna (Keith), Ronald (Christina), Michelle (Joe), Daniel, Douglas (Deena) and Nicholas (Deniece), 12 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and brother, Bill Kukla of Mundelein, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Jean Kukla.
Memorial services will be held at a later date and interment will be private.
Donations may be made in her memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.