Barbara Windmiller

Godfrey | Monday, November 15 2021 |

Barbara Jean Windmiller, 89, died at 8:47 a.m. Monday, November 15, 2021, at Alton Memorial Hospital. 

Born January 20, 1932, in Alton, she was the daughter of Glen and Florence (Atkins) Hewlett.  Barbara baked pies for Woolworths in downtown Alton before starting her family.  She was a Girl Scout Leader and of the Baptist faith.  On January 8, 1949, she married Everett Ralph Windmiller in East Alton.  He preceded her in death on September 12, 1998. 

Surviving is a daughter, Karen Hunter (Alan) of Lewis, Iowa, two sons, Kevin Windmiller of Godfrey and Kenny Windmiller (Jill) of Bethalto, five grandchildren, Shane Bruns, Charles Bruns III, Wendy Hunter Williams, Russell Windmiller (Kasha) and Justine Windmiller (Sydney), and seven grandchildren, Josie Piper, Savanna Bruns, Hunter Williams, Miles Windmiller, Audrey Windmiller, Cambria Windmiller, and Sutton Windmiller. 

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Abigail Jean Bruns, a brother, Glen Hewlett Jr., and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Claire M. and Charles Spooner and Florence and Danny Earnhardt. 

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 18, 2021, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery. Reverend Sonny Renken officiating.   Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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