Taylorville Obits

Barbara Ann Tirey

Barbara Ann Tirey, 82 of Taylorville, passed away at 10:04a.m. on Thursday, September 14, 2023, surrounded by her family, in her home.  She was born on December 29, 1940, the daughter of Noah and Wilma (Lyerla) Durbin.  She married John Tirey on August 6, 1959, in Taylorville and he preceded her in death on November 17, 2012.  Barb was a member of the Catholic Church and found great comfort in her faith.  She operated local gift shops and worked as a secretary for an autobody shop.  She enjoyed crafts, shopping, and loved animals, especially dogs. 

She is survived by her son: Derrick A. Brown of Taylorville; daughter: Marie Atkinson of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jacklin Brown, Alissa Brown, and Jasper Barrish; brother-in-law: Joe Harvel; sisters-in-law: Paulette Tirey, Ann Collins, Diane Tirey, and Elsie Durbin; dear friend: Pamela Muffick.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and daughter: Theresa Holmes. 

Barbara will be cremated, and no services are planned.  Her remains will be inurned at Camp Butler National Cemetery.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Barbara, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.