Barbara J. Westbrook, 82, died at 8:48 a.m. on Sunday, May 25, 2014 at Alton Memorial Hospital. She was born December 4, 1931 in West Frankfort, IL the daughter of the late Floyd and Neva (Bowman) Huffstutler. She was a born again Christian and was a charter member of Heartland Baptist Church of Alton. Barbara was the wife of August Westbrook for 62 years and he survives. Also surviving are two sons, David Westbrook of Hazlewood, MO and Todd Westbrook (Kelly) of Decauter, IL, two granddaughters, Suzette Bowling (Wilson) and Whitney Pretz (Ryan), five grandsons, Aaron Westbrook, Brock Westbrook, Matthew Westbrook, Brannon Westbrook and Adam Westbrook, six great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, two sisters, Sherry Antrobus of Alton and Regina Monroe of Lakeview, TX.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Rebecca Sue Ribbing, two sisters, Shirley J. Ridder and Trina L. Loberg, and one brother, Floyd Huffstutler.
Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Heartland Baptist Church in Alton with Dr. Jim Grant to officiate. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to Heartland Baptist Church or Gideon’s International.
Additional information and online guest book may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com