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Sally (Spiller) Barnard

October 7, 2021


Sally Spiller Barnard, 81, of Hinsdale, passed away October 7, 2021, at home surrounded by loved ones. Born in Rock Island, Illinois, to parents Clifford and Harriette Spiller, Sally, and beloved sister Susan Swan grew up in Riverside, Illinois. Sally graduated from Michigan State University as a proud Kappa Kappa Gamma in 1962. She became a fashion coordinator at Marshall Fields in Chicago. Sally married the love of her life, Bill Barnard, in 1972.  A passionate and talented gardener and an avid cook, Sally entertained graciously and with elegance, both in Hinsdale and at the Half Way farm in Marseilles.  Sally loved to read, was an expert skier, avid golfer, and relished worldwide traveling with Bill. She and her many friends enjoyed participation in book clubs and bridge and garden clubs. Sally and her sister Sue partnered in Barnard Swan Ltd., providing interior decorating together for over 35 years. All who knew Sally embraced her kind, loving and gentle manner.  Always the lady, she was a devoted partner and loyal friend. Sally is survived by her husband, William B. Barnard, children Thomas Barnard, James (Kathleen) Barnard, Sally (Michael) Reiss, and Michael (Carolyn) Braun,  grandchildren David and Brian Reiss, William Barnard,  Gillian and Blythe Braun, and Peyton and Brayden Maybon. She is also survived by her sister Susan Swan, niece Stacy (Chris) Carlstead, and nephew Scott Smith.  A special thank you to Sally's care takers Tess and Ruby.  A memorial service will be held at the Union Church of Hinsdale, 137 S. Garfield, Hinsdale, IL 60521 on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 11:00 am.  To attend the memorial service online, please visit Donations can be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Ave., 5th fl, Norwalk, CT 06851. 

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Memorial Service
October 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Union Church of Hinsdale (Hinsdale)

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