Barbara M. Spaulding

Barbara M. Spaulding
Of Arlington Heights

Barbara M. Spaulding was born on March 24, 1930 in Cleveland, Ohio to Earl and Mildred (nee Coburn) Moyse. She passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at the age of 87.

Barbara worked as a teacher for Palatine School District 15.  She was an avid world traveler, created ceramics, enjoyed playing cards, especially Bridge.  Barbara also co-authored and illustrated instructional art books for children.  Mostly, she loved being a Nana, who attended almost every event in which her children and grandchildren participated.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 63 years John; her sons, Douglas (Nanci) and Jeffrey Spaulding; her grandchildren, Ryan (Maren) Spaulding, Haley (Joshua) Weaver, and Heather Spaulding; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her Sister, Nancy (the late James) Plastine; and her parents.

Visitation from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road. (4 blocks south of Palatine Road), Arlington Heights, where a funeral service will be held at 7:30 pm, Tuesday evening.  Interment Private.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Waukegan To College W2C, 410 Grand Avenue, Waukegan IL 60085. Funeral Information and condolences can be given at or (847) 253-0168.

4 thoughts on “Barbara M. Spaulding

  1. Dale and I are so sorry of this loss not only to the family but to everyone that knew Barb. She will truly missed. A one of a kind friend. She is in our prayers and will always remember her and her travel stories. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

  2. Dear Spaulding Family,
    No “Nana” loved her family more! Barb continues to be an inspiration to Lorenzo and me in the way she celebrated her grandchildren. Praying God’s strength and comfort for you all as you gather to honor her life and begin saying goodbye.
    Penny and Lorenzo Gutierrez

  3. Thinking of you Jack and family. Wish we were in Illinois for services. Barb was a great person and friend. Will miss her. Judy and Don. Sinn

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