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Barbara Gill September 5, 1931 - January 1, 2019

Barbara Jane Walrond Gill

Of Brentwood, Missouri passed away peacefully on the 1st of January 2019.  Born on the 5thof September 1931, she was the eldest child of Thomas and Ann Walrond and sister to Tom, Bob, and Jerry.  She attended primary, middle and high school in the St. Louis area and graduated from Maryville College with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

On the 11thof July 1959 she married Joseph Edward Gill and moved to Brentwood in 1961.  There they raised their 3 children, Tom, Mike (Pam), and Susie (Jeff).

She was also a Grandmother to Erick (Lauren), Danny, Gary, Jessica and Joey, and a Great-Grandmother to Carter.

Her community involvement was extensive. President of the Rotary Anns, President of the Brentwood Historical Society, Maddenfest (Brentwood Days) Committee-History Exhibit and Game Booths, Conference on Education, Missouri School Boards Association, Missouri Historical Society, Mark Twain Mothers Club, Mark Twain PTSO, and Brentwood School Board Member form 1977-1983.

She was also a devout member of the St. Mary Magdalen Parish and served as an usher for 25 years.  As well as all these things she also worked at the Mental Health Association, The Missouri Committee for the Humanities, and Monsanto. She worked until she was 80 years old and was a 48 year breast cancer survivor.

She was so many things to so many people, but she will always be remembered for her kind heart and helpful spirit.  She will be sorely missed by her family and friends.

Services:  Visitation and funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, January 9 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 2618 South Brentwood Blvd.  Visitation at 8:45 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 9:30 a.m.  Interment Jefferson Barracks Cemetery.

Visitation and Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church, 2618 South Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144.  Visitation  at 8:45 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 9:30 a.m.  Interment Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.


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    Michael Bouman says

    As a senior manager and program organizer at the Missouri Humanities Council, Barbara’s contribution to the vitality of cultural organizations throughout Missouri was immense and immeasurable. She was a true “people person” who connected with everyone she met, and her energy and productivity were beyond anyone else’s reach. She wanted to help people live fulfilling lives through their historical societies, museums, libraries, and families. She dedicated herself to every task she took on and still kept her family in the center of her life. I have never known anyone like her and don’t expect I ever will. We worked as a team at the Missouri Humanities Council for 15 years, give or take. They were the best 15 years of my career, due in large part to Barbara.

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