Barbara Lee ASTIN

January 2, 1937 ~ September 6, 2006

Mrs. Barbara Lee 'Miller' Astin passed away at her Farmington residence Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2006, at the age of 69 years, 8 months & 4 days. Barbara was born in Metropolis, Il., on Jan. 2, 1937, & was the daughter of the late Lavier & Leatha 'Farris' Miller. Also preceding: 2 Sisters: Cheryl Cantrell & Linda Miller; a Nephew, Marcus Miller.

Barbara was a member of the Bay Area Baptist Church of League City, Texas, and also attended Farmington First Baptist Church. She was a retired Medical Records Technician, working for the State Prison system of Texas and the Missouri Mental Health Hospital of Farmington.

Survivors Include: her husband, Donald E. "Eddie" Astin, of Farmington; 1 Son & Daughter-In-Law: Kim & Terri Astin, of La Marque, TX; 3 Sisters: Alice Pease, of Marion, IL; Donna Kay (& Charles) Harrison, of Harrisburg, IL; Marilyn Roberts, of Harrisburg, IL; 2 Brothers: Calvin (& Diane) Miller, of Valdosta, GA; Steve (& Susie) Miller, of Harrisburg, IL; 1 Granddaughter and husband, Erin (& Joe) Gaw, of Texas City, TX; 2 Great-Grandchildren: Trey & Malinda Gaw, of Texas City, TX; Also surviving are: several Nieces; Nephews; Cousins; a Special Aunt: Clara Cavatt, of Anna, IL & Special Friends: Anna Hall; Barbara Hyler & Perry Bramhall, all of Farmington.

Barbara's life was characterized by her love for God, her family and friends, a life-long sense of adventure and a generous, giving spirit. Her life has been full of laughter, beauty and grace, music and a zest for living.

Visitation: Thursday, 6-8 pm @ TAYLOR Funeral Service, Inc., Farmington.

Illinois Arrangements: Visitation Friday, 6-8 pm & funeral Saturday, 10 am, Sept. 9th @ Bailey Funeral Home - 705 No. 1st St. - Vienna, IL 62995 (618) 658.2311 with Brother Ron Ferguson officiating.

Interment: Cypress Masonic Cemetery in Cypress, IL

Memorials to: * American Cancer Society &/or * HospiceCare, Inc. - PO Box 1000 - Park Hills, MO. 63601-1000

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  1. Don & family, So sorry to hear about your loss, BUT, you all know where Barbara is now. HEAVEN, enjoying GOD's grace. I will keep you & your family in my prayers. Brad D. Morgan (fellow R-7 bus driver)

  2. Dear Grandpa We are so sorry about Grandma we loved her as much as u did and we will always remember the good time we had here for the holidays and many more.We also remember the good times grandma and u had with trey and mazy we will always remember the good times we had fishing with u and grandma,and remember the WAL-MART trips we all went on. Love Always JOE,E.J,Trey,Malinda Gaw

  3. Kim, Terri and Mr. Astin, Praying for strength, comfort and peace. We have the assurance that we will see them again but we so much miss their physical presence. We love ya'll.

  4. Mr. AStin, I am so sorry to hear of Barbs passing, when I would see you and her on the porch I saw a loving couple, one who cherrished every moment they had together. Your wife was a delight and even though I had only spoken to her a few times I thought she was a very sweet woman. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Your neighbor in L12 .

  5. I would like to send my condolences to the family of Barbara ASTIN she will be sadly missed the astin family will be in my prayers.

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