Barbara Olson

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Barbara Ann Olson died Tuesday, 10 August 2010 at Relaise Bonne Eau, Hospice of Southern Illinois. She was born in East St. Louis to Joseph and Theresa (Kurtz) Mohl.

She has two children: Erik J. Olson and Kristen E. Olson. Her son lives in Edwardsville, IL with his wife Maggie (Messmer) Olson and three children: Isabella, Olivia, and Gabriella. Her daughter Kristen lives in Godfrey, IL with her son Austin. She was married to David Olson, Pastor at Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church Alton, for thirty-nine years. Barbara was a teacher for 35 years and taught in Jennings, MO from 1985 to 2008. She battled ovarian cancer since 2006 with the help of Dr. David Mutch, Judy Parham (his coordinating nurse) and the great nurses at the Women’s Infusion Center at the Center for Advanced Medicine (BJC complex).

She was a member at Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church and a member of the Board of Deacons. A memorial service will be held at Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church, 504 E. 12th Street., Alton, IL, on Saturday, 21 August 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Her cousin, Father John Myler will officiate. Please no flowers.

Please make gifts to SLOCA (St. Louis Ovarian Cancer Awareness) P.O. Box 270067, St. Louis, MO 63127; Relaise Bonne Eau, Hospice of Southern Illinois, 305 Illinois Street, Belleville, IL 62220-2159; or Twelfth Street Presbyterian Church, 504 E. 12th St., Alton, IL 62002.

Gent Funeral Home in Alton is handling her final arrangements.

Online guestbook and information may be found at

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