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Barbra A. Tendall

Published: Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 2:52 p.m. CDT

SENECA — Mrs. Barbra A. Tendall, 89, of Seneca, passed away Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Seneca.

Born Sept. 22, 1923, in Estherville, Iowa, Barbra was the daughter of Paul and Pearl (Wall) Peterson. She married Otto Cyrus Tendall Jr. Sept. 26, 1948, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ottawa. He preceded her in death Oct. 5, 1996.

Barbra worked at Ottawa Silica, E.I. duPont and Enron of Morris. She retired in 1981.

Barbra was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Seneca, Rebeka Circle and Home Extension.

Survivors include one daughter, Suzanne (David) Thompson of Seneca; two sons, Stephen (Rosita) Tendall of Davenport, Iowa, and Michael (Tina) Tendall of DeWitt, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Barbra was preceded in death by her husband, and one brother, Garth Peterson.

A Celebration of Life will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Seneca. Rev. Chris Zierke will officiate.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, one hour prior to services at the church.

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Special Olympics Illinois, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or Seneca Food Pantry.

The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home, 135 Lincoln St., Seneca, Ill., 61360, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (815) 357-6172 or visit the website

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