Barbara Ann Ellis, age 51, of South Elgin, Illinois passed away at Presence St. Joseph Hospital on May 21, 2015.  She was born in Redbank, New Jersey on July 2, 1963 to her loving parents, Gerald and Virginia Kimber.

She was a loving, caring and giving person, passionate in her love of animals throughout her life, being most active in animal rescue within the Fox Valley Area.  Barbara was loved greatly by her family and many friends and her loss leaves a void in their hearts that can never be filled.

Barbara is survived by her life long partner of 28 years, Douglas Vaughn, her stepmother, Charlene Kimber, her brothers, Charles “Chuck” (Anita) Kimber, Gerald “Jerry” (Tina) Kimber and Clifford “Cliff” (Peggy) Kimber, her daughter, Sarah Colgrove, stepdaughter, Desi Vaughn, her grandson, Christian and two granddaughters, Kayla and Arianna.

She was proceeded in death by her brother, Thomas “Tommy” Kimber.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park Street, Elgin, Illinois 60120 For additional information please call 847-741-1128 or visit us at

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