In memory of
Barbara Ellen Pulliam
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In memory of
Barbara Ellen Pulliam
Barbara Ellen Pulliam 1939 - 2016 SPRINGFIELD, IL- Barbara Ellen Pulliam, 76, of Springfield, died at 12:17 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at St. John's Hospital. She was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Springfield, to Anthony Michael and Ellen Patricia (McLaughlin) Tank. She married Lee Pulliam in 1957, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 2011. Also preceding her in death were her parents; son, James Allen Pulliam, and sister, Sue Ausmus. She is survived by two daughters, Ellen Patricia (Joe) Blewitt of Crete, Ill., and Elizabeth Colleen (John) Arnold of Lynchburg, Va.; two sons, Dan (Emma) Pulliam of Springfield, and Anthony Michael (Mary) Pulliam of Sweetwater, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four brothers: Anthony (Rosie) Tank of Titusville, Fla., Patrick Tank of Rochester, James Tank of Springfield, and John (Diane) Tank of Phoenix, Ariz.; one aunt, Elizabeth "Babe" McCue of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Barbara retired as a public school teacher with District 186. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Springfield. Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Staab Funeral Home-Springfield with a Rosary Service at 4 p.m. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Sacred Heart Church with the Rev. Kevin Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: St. Jude Children's Hospital, Shriners Children's Hospital, or Catholic Children's Home. Share stories, pictures, Facebook and Twitter at:
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