Barbara “Bobbie” Dudich, 78, of Danville went to be with the Lord on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born on June 27, 1941 the daughter of Margaret (Orr) and Thomas Carey in Marion, IN.
Bobbie graduated Schlarman High School in 1959. She married John Dudich Jr. on November 12, 1960. They spent 49 years together until John’s passing in 2009. Bobbie enjoyed bowling, gardening, attending symphony concerts and fishing with her late husband John. For several years she worked in the kitchen at St. Paul Grade School and was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Danville. Her faith was a very important part of her life. She loved attending Mass, spending time with her church family, and was very active in all the church’s activities. Bobbie also loved going to her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events, dance recitals, and show choir performances. When she was not attending church or her family’s events, she would gather with her special Bunco group, that she was a member of for over 40 years.
Bobbie leaves behind her two sons, Michael (MeriBeth) Dudich of Tampa, FL and Richard (Cari) Dudich of Oak Forrest, IL; one daughter, Jana (Thomas Jr.) McKenna of Danville, IL; one brother, James (Linda) Carey of Danville; one sister, Patricia Hein of Danville, IL; grandchildren, Thomas (Jillian) McKenna III, Patrick (Abby) McKenna, Michaela (Jacob) Young, M. Ross Dudich, Abigail Dudich, Julianna Dudich, Alexander Dudich, and Jennavieve; one great granddaughter, Mia Eryn Young; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews
Bobbie is preceded in death by both of her parents; her husband, John; one brother, Thomas Carey Jr.; and one brother in law, James Hein.
A private family service will be held at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Danville or Schlarman Academy.
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