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Obituary of Barbara Joy Anderson

Barbara Joy Anderson, age 81, of Elgin, IL (formerly of Hardin County, IL) passed away Thursday, March 25, 2021 at the Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, IL. Joy was born February 25, 1940 to the late Albert Paul and Arena Barbara (Rotes) Rains in Hardin County, IL.
She graduated in 1957 from the Pope County Community High School. That same year she married Virgil Alfred Anderson on July 23, 1957. He preceded her in death.
Joy retired from State Farm Insurance where she was a secretary and obtained her Insurance License. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking/cooking and helping others. Joy was an animal lover especially her cat, B.C.
Joy is survived by two sons, Reginald Kie Anderson of Elgin, IL and Zan Allen (Martha A. Verastegui) Anderson of Gravette, AR; one daughter, Regina Marie Anderson Jung of Itasa, IL; four grandchildren, Magdalena (Ian Vandergrift) Jung, Sebastian Jung, Annabelle Jung and Jessica Izabelle Anderson.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband, Virgil Alfred Anderson.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, April 5, 2021 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elizabethtown, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at the St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Hall. Father Stephen Beatty will conduct the service. Interment will follow at the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Those attending are reminded to observe customarily accepted social distancing guidelines. The wearing of a face covering is required for the health of family and friends.
Aly Funeral Home of Eddyville, IL is in charge of arrangements. To leave an online condolence visit

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