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Barbara Dickinson


November 28, 1934
February 25, 2018

Graveside Service 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Elmwood Cemetery

Barbara Ann Dickinson, 83, of Centralia, passed away Sunday, February 25, 2018 at SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia surrounded by family. She was born on November 28, 1934 the daughter of Harry N. and Mildred A. (Brown) Breed in Centralia, Il. She married Martin P. Dickinson on April 17, 1957 in Wamac, and they enjoyed 15 loving years of marriage before his passing on November 6, 1971.

Barbara is survived by her devoted children, Michael Dickinson of Centralia, Patrick Dickinson of Etowah, TN, Vicki Rooker and husband Norman of Las Vegas, NV, Cathy Bottoms and husband Robert of Jacksonville, FL; cherished grandchildren, Shonna Miller and husband Chris of IN, Alichia Kirgan and husband Ronald of Centralia, Martin Dickinson and wife Melissa of Odin, Cheri Ann Dickinson and special friend Nathan Bathan of Centralia, Amy Dalton of TN; several precious great-grandchildren; and special friend, Candy Donaho and husband Steve.

Mrs. Dickinson was preceded in death by both her parents, Harry N. and Mildred A. Breed; her husband, Martin P. Dickinson; her son, Christopher Dickinson; her granddaughter, Jenifer Dickinson; brothers, Charles Breed, John Breed and Edgar Breed; and sisters-in-law, Delores Breed and Ruth Breed.

Barbara retired from SSM St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia as an LPN. She was a devoted Christian, and served as a member of the Calumet Street Christian Church in Centralia. Barbara knew how to relax with a good book and was very creative with her talent of crocheting. She was a lady who kept up with technology, using Facebook to strengthen relationships with family and friends. Barbara was a loving grandmother treasuring her time spent with her grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia with Pastor John Willis officiating. Memorials may be made in Barbara’s honor to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences or memories of Barbara may be shared with the family by visiting and/or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.