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Barbara Ann Strang

August 30, 1953 -
October 9, 2018

Barbara Ann Strang, 90, of Urbana, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018. She was born June 3, 1928, in Hillsboro, Illinois to William Burress and Ruth (Tiley) Seymour. Her only sibling, sister Betty (McDavid) Bailey, preceded her in death.
Barbara married Arthur Strang on August 30, 1953 in Hillsboro. Her husba…read more

Barbara Ann Strang, 90, of Urbana, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018. She was born June 3, 1928, in Hillsboro, Illinois to William Burress and Ruth (Tiley) Seymour. Her only sibling, sister Betty (McDavid) Bailey, preceded her in death.
Barbara married Arthur Strang on August 30, 1953 in Hillsboro. Her husband, who was Secretary-Manager of the Illinois Press Association and an Assistant Professor in the Journalism department at the University of Illinois, died December 27, 1987. They are survived by their three children, Mike Strang of Chicago, Illinois, Julie Hunt (Russ) of Atlanta, Georgia and David Strang (Nancy) of Champaign, Illinois; their grandchildren, Brian Strang of Chicago, Illinois, Ashley Strang of Phoenix, Arizona, Daniel Strang of Houston, Texas; Jeffrey Hunt (Meghan), Gregory Hunt (Julie), Alexander Hunt (Alison), Steven Hunt (Amanda) all of Atlanta, Georgia; Tucker Strang (Kelsey), Cameron Strang and Shelby Strang all of Champaign, Illinois and eight great-grandchildren.
Barbara graduated from Hillsboro Community High School in 1946. She then attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Advertising in 1950. She was a member of Chi Omega sorority.
Upon graduation from the University of Illinois, Barbara was employed by the Illinois Press Association. She later worked for Parkhill Travel as a tour guide and traveled throughout the Unites States and Canada.
The family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

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