Barbara Jean Salanoa 55, of El Paso TX, passed away on December 30, 2019 at her home due to long term illness.
Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. (309) 756-5513. Visitation will be held one hour prior to service. Final resting place will be in Viola Cemetery, Viola, IL. Memorials may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - www.nationalmssociety.org in Barbara's memory.
Barbara was born in Rock Island Illinois on August 28, 1964 to Earl and Lorraine Watkins. She married Willie Salanoa on May 11, 1991. She worked as an RN and nurse manager at Providence Memorial Hospital for 19 years until being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. She enjoyed traveling, camping, and spending time with family. She was at her best when she was surrounded by family and most of all her granddaughter. Her life mission was taking care of other people.
Survived by husband Willie Salanoa; children, Jason Huebner and Lauren(Christopher) Selmon; brothers, William Watkins and David(Christene) Watkins; sister, Shirley Tanner; mother, Lorraine Watkins; granddaughter, Riley Selmon.
Barbara is preceded in death by Father Earl Watkins and her granddaughter Mackenzie Selmon
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