Barbara Todd, 90, formerly of Macon, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Blairsville, Ga.
Barbara was born February 16, 1931, the daughter of Floyd Leon and Iva Pearl (Smith) Willey in Shelby County. Barbara was married to William Dudley Todd on August 11, 1951. Following Dudley’s passing, she later married Leo O’Laughlin and worked at O’Laughlin’s until her retirement.
She is survived by two daughters, Linda Ann Bailey (Mike) of Englewood, Florida and Karen Townsend (Rick) of Blairsville, Ga.; four grandchildren, Patrick Gough (Lori) of Shelbina, MO, Dudley Gough (Jessica) of Shelbina, Quentin Snider (Cindy) of Lakeville, Minn.and Jessamie Volk of Miles City, Mont. She was blessed with nine great-grandchildren; Avery Gough, Easton Gough, Savannah Snider, Emma Snider, Lily Snider, Abigail Snider, Shelton Moon, Kayla Moon and Preston Moon. Also surviving is her only niece, Rita Mall (Jim) of Hannibal. Last but not least is her beloved feline, Dixie, who will remain in the home in Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, William Dudley Todd; and her brother, John Tilden (J.T.) Willey.
Barbara was a 1949 graduate of Shelbina High School. Barbara was an avid seamstress and spent many hours making clothes for her daughters, others in the community and later enjoyed making beautiful “dressed up” sweatshirts and had a waiting list of buyers. Barbara was also an avid gardener and loved working in her flowers and yard. After retiring Barbara became a world traveler and had some very exciting destinations such as China, and Switzerland, but her favorite trip of all was Africa and she enjoyed talking to everyone about her wonderful adventures in Africa.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 4 at Shelbina Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, before the graveside service.
Burial will be at the Shelbina Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Shiloh Christian Children’s Ranch.