Barbara Ann Span, age 53, of Elgin, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.  Barbara was born on February 24, 1963, in Forest City, Arkansas to her loving parents, Ollie Mae and Earlie Span, Sr.

Barbara was a graduate of Elgin High School and worked for Motorola for five years.

Barbara had a wonderful sense of humor, and she enjoyed entertaining her family.  In her free time, she loved to step and cook for family gatherings

Barbara was preceded in death by her son Travis Span, and her special cousins Curtis Lee Lambert and Emerly Charles Lambert.

Barbara is survived by her daughter, Ashley Nicole Span; granddaughter Kennedie Span; siblings Betty Span, Diane Robinson, Darlene (Charles) Blalark, Jimmy Gibson, Earlie Span, Jr., Alan L. Span, and William (Denise) Iron; nieces and nephews, Jemiren Span, Devin Span, Quin Span, Tony Iron, Lamont Span, Ronnie Robinson, Shefaron Span, Cornelious Iron, William Iron, Jr., Demetrious Iron, Shatandra Span, Sabrina Robinson, Rasha Iron, Chiwanda Stockdale, Laticia Span, Lauren Iron, Cheree Span, Tessa Span, and Tiffany Robinson.

Visitation will be 5:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. Friday, September 2, 2016, at Symonds Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St, Elgin, IL 60120. Visitation will continue 10:00a.m. until time of service at 11:00a.m., at Second Baptist Church, 1280 Summit St., Elgin, Rev. Nathaniel Edmond officiating. Interment will be private.

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