Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch

Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch

Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch, 79, of Metropolis, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Mrs. Ellerbusch was born on April 3, 1942, in Boaz (in rural Massac County).

She was a 1959 graduate of Joppa High School. 

Barbara and Norman Ellerbusch were married on July 18, 1959, at the Boaz Pentecostal Church. 

She had retired after 30 years from Littel Fuse Company in Tuscola. They moved back to Metropolis in 2010. 

She loved her grandchildren, loved animals and enjoyed reading. She was an avid George Strait fan and if there was a concert around she would be there. Barbara loved to shop and her license plates number was SHOPPIN 6.

She is survived by her husband, Norman Ellerbusch of Metropolis; a son, Steve and Deena Ellerbusch of South Elgin; two grandchildren, Ashlee (Brad Ginther) Ellerbusch of Tuscola and Paul Ellerbusch of Chicago; a sister, Eleanor and Gene Myrick of Metropolis; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Franzena Basham Baccus; a sister, Verna Heal; a nephew, Kevin Myrick;  and a half-brother, Paul Franklin Baccus.

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Faye Baccus Ellerbusch were at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak. The Rev. Richard Bundren officiated. Interment followed in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in rural Massac County.

Memorials can be made to the Project Hope Humane Society, PO Box 125, Metropolis, Ill. 62960.

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