Mrs. Barbara Lee Wilkins, 79, died peacefully at home February 1, 2020. ( A memorial service will be held privately at a later date.)
She was born February 15, 1940 in Waukegan, Illinois to the late Edward and Anne Tyrrell, and married her high school sweetheart, Gerald Wilkins in 1957. They spent 62 years together, and called many places their home, including California, Missouri, Illinois and Florida. Over the years they owned and managed a variety of businesses. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling and beach living in Indian Rocks Beach, Florida. Mrs. Wilkins was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend who will be sadly missed.
Survivors include her husband, Gerald; children, Jan (Dean) Witte, John Wilkins, Julie (John) Whitehead; Seven grandchildren, Shae (Jason), Katie (Paul), Kasey, Zachary, Sydney, Annie and Jack; Two great grandchildren, Merrik and Dex; brother, Edward Tyrrell and many wonderful nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Joann and John Supilowski and sister-in-law, Susan Tyrrell.
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