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Obituary of Barbara Ann Wingo


Barbara Ann Wingo, 84, of Golconda, IL died Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at Massac Memorial Hospital. She was founder and operator of the Anna Bixby Women’s Center which supported victims of domestic violence and the homeless and was awarded the Sunshine Award. She was the former owner of several Subways in Paducah, KY.
Survivors include her children, Tannette (John Calhoun) Wingo of Golconda, IL, Terrie (Wayne) Eichorn of Cave-In-Rock, IL, Vickie Malone of Galatia, IL and Michelle Hankins of Paducah, KY; grandchildren, Chad Fricker, Kealey Staples, Kyle Eichorn, Kirsten (Alex) Ross and Lauren (Garrett) Holland; great-grandchildren, Kensley, Addi, and Corben Hobbs and Kyson and Ava Eichorn, Koralyn and Evelyn Ross and Finley Holland; brothers, Edward K. Downey and KIrk Downey; sister, Diane Hartman; and nieces, Melissa Frailey and Michelle Oetjen; and 63 foster children.
She was preceded in death by Nolan Wingo; parents, Edward K. and Irene Downey; and nephew, Mike Downey.
Memorial services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Sunday, June 5, 2022 at Hardin County Funeral Service. Visitation is scheduled for 11 a.m., Sunday until service time.
Memorials may be made to the Hardin County and Gallatin County Shop With A Cop programs.

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  1. Shirley Bau on June 1, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    RIP my friend, you will be missed but never forgotten: Thank You for all the lives you have saved.Prayers for your

  2. Debra Mone on June 2, 2022 at 7:17 am

    I knew this wonderful lady who did so much for so many.Barbara was good to me and my family always kind and caring .I watched as she would take in girls who needed a home and love and someone who really cared and that was Barbara.She should hold a special memorial here and surrounding counties to always be remembered for all she did for many years and did it with love.RIP great lady.

  3. Denise Downey on June 3, 2022 at 1:32 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a tell it like it was kind of person . I can still remember the last conversation we both had outside my grandpas house was just me and Barb and i told her something and she didn’t believe me.. you believe me now girl.? I will miss you.

  4. Rebecca Jennings on July 8, 2022 at 1:31 pm

    I will never forget the wonderful advice and help she gave me in my time of need. She literally saved my life. I wish I could have thanked her one more time. She helped SO SO many people. Thank you Barbara for giving so selflessly. You will be missed!

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