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In loving memory of
Barbara Wise
  • June 12, 1936
  • -
  • August 26, 2018

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 Barbara Wise, 82, passed away peacefully under the care of Cornerstone Hospice.   She was born to Clayton and Louise Oates on June 12, 1936. Barbara is survived by her son, Brian (Jennifer) Russo and daughter Dawn Russo.  She was predeaceased by her Life Partner Dominick Russo.  Barbara was a native of Chicago who wintered in Florida up until 4 years ago when she became a permanent resident.   She enjoyed reading, playing cards, puzzles, walking and loved trees.  She was always straight forward with her answers to any questions and had a great sense of humor. No services are scheduled for her but the family is asking that donations be made in her name to Botanical Gardens of Chicago at 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glenco, IL 60022 or The Morton Arboretum 4100 IL-53, Lisle, IL 60532.   

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  1. Jennifer says:
    07 Sep 2018

    I was saddened to hear that your mom passed away. I hope she passed peacefully and please take solace that she is not suffering anymore. She is back in the arms of your dad and they will now live on together forever!!!

  2. Heidi Morlock says:
    31 Aug 2018
    What a special lady. It was always such a treat to spend time together during visits. Much love to Brian and Jen, and may all those who loved her be comforted by happy memories.

  3. Stephen Keiper says:
    28 Aug 2018
    I am sorry for your loss. I know you will greatly miss your mother as you miss your father. Take comfort in the great way you have treated them and enjoyed each other.

  4. Jen says:
    28 Aug 2018
    We love and miss you, already! Now you can freely walk with Dad through fields of trees and know that all that you taught your family is cherished and practiced. ❤️

  5. Brian Russo says:
    28 Aug 2018
    I love you MOM, I will miss your wisdom, your sense of humor, & your love. You once told me never change, that I should always be a loving & caring person. I will always carry your life lessons and your memories with me. Your loving son...Brian

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