She was a dedicated mother and loved her family. Barbara was an avid reader and was involved with fundraising for cerebral palsy, especially the camps for children, the Salvation Army, and the Purple Hearts Veterans.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; one brother and sister; Buddy and Janet Prideaux.
She is survived by two children, Mark (Marina) Gonciarz of South Elgin, IL and Brian Gonciarz of Sun City, AZ; one sister, Nancy (Dave) Vereeke of Walnut Creek, CA; one brother Bob (Maryann) Prideaux of Westminster, CO; five grandchildren, Rylin and Tanner Gonciarz still at home in South Elgin, Brittany Gonciarz-Weaver of Tampa, FL and Kyle Gonciarz of Gilbert, AZ and Krystina Gonciarz of Channahon, IL. Also, her ex-husband, Edward Gonciarz of Sun City, AZ.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 noon at the O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, Elgin on Thursday, August 31, with Pastor Dave Bohyer of the Grace Evangelical Church officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park Cemetery. For more information please call (847) 741-1400 or visit us at oconnor-leetz.com and Facebook.