Barbara Eileen (Dalrymple) Kondzella, 84, of Mt. Carmel, passed away at her home on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 4:55pm.
She was born on February 27, 1930 in Carmi, Illinois, the daughter of Isaac Joseph and Evelyn Valerie (Stierheim) Dalrymple.
Barbara earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and taught for 25 years in Elkhart, IN., and Evanston, IL. She also worked as a family counselor at mental health facilities in Cleveland, OH. and Lawrenceville, IL. She was a talented artist, actress and avid bridge player.
She is survived by her children Valerie (Daniel) Theisen of Lake Orion, MI., Katherine (James) Renshaw of Carbondale, Toby (Lisa) Kondzella of Chesapeake, VA and Patrick Kondzella of New Hall, CA.
Her grandchildren Seth Milam, Dana Milam, Elizabeth, Michael and Thomas Kondzella.
Her brothers Shaun Dalrymple of Colorado and Nicholas Dalrymple of St. Joe, Illinois.
“Carry on my sweet Survivors”
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael J. Kondzella, son Dana F. Kondzella, sister Patricia A. Whale, brother Joseph S. Dalrymple and sister Elizabeth R. Stelzer.
Per Barbara’s wishes cremation services will take place and the family will hold a private service at a later date.
Arrangements are with Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale. www.walkerfuneralhomesandcrematory.com
Memorial contributions may be made to The Mt. Carmel Animal Shelter. 11336 N 1550 Blvd Mount Carmel, IL 62863