Barbara Elaine (Fitzjarrald) Steinhour

July 23, 1948 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 72)


    Barbara Elaine Steinhour age 72 of Macomb, formerly of Carthage, passed away Sunday, November 8, 2020, at Country View Health Care Center in Macomb.  

    Barbara was born in Macomb on July 23, 1948, the daughter of Homer W. Fitzjarrald and Leota Flo (Phelps) Fitzjarrald.  They both preceded her in death.

    She was a life partner with John Peterson, he preceded her in death.  Two children were born to them, John William (Debbie) Peterson, Marysville, Washington and Peggy Sue (Mark) Whitford, Hamilton, Illinois.  She has four grandchildren: Amanda (Tanis) Kint, Orem, Utah, Nathan Peterson, Washington, Paige Wilson, Ft. Madison, Iowa, Jaedin Peterson, Hamilton, Illinois, Step Grandchildren: Sierra and Jordan Whitford and Step Great Granddaughter: Emberleigh, three sisters: Marilyn (Robert) Whitford, Macomb, Judy (Lloyd) Martin, Colchester, Brenda (Chris) Hance, Macomb, several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

    Barbara was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt, go mushrooming and all the outdoorsy things.  She had been employed by King Seeley of Macomb, Methode of Carthae, Lake Inn of Carthage, and was co owner of Steinhour Alignment of Carthage where she acted as assistant and bookkeeper.

    Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, Friday, November 13, 2020, from 8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M.  No memorial services are planned at this time.  Memorial is to the Donors Choice.    Online condolence may be expressed to the family at

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November 13, 2020

8:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Jones Mortuary
217 East Depot Street
Colchester, IL 62326

No services to be held

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