Thursday, January 20, 2022

Barbara A. Kerley

Barbara A. Kerley, age 62 years, a resident of the Grantsburg community, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 30, 2019, at 3:30 PM at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Barbara was born August 22, 1956 in Johnson County Illinois.  She was the daughter of Herbert H. Hosfeldt and Hazel R. (Johnson) Hosfeldt.

Barbara was united in marriage to Rodger D. Kerley on February 14, 1979 at the Vienna First Baptist Church.  He survives.

In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by her mother – Hazel Hosfeldt of Vienna; 2 children – Thomas Kerley of Grantsburg and Erin Kerley of Vienna; a brother – Herb (Christine) Hosfeldt of Vienna; nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives and many friends and former co-workers.

Barbara was a 1974 graduate of Vienna High School.  She was employed for over 20 years at the Vienna Dollar General Store.  She retired in 2018 having achieved the position of assistant manager.  Previously, Barbara had worked at the Vienna Coast-to-Coast store, Family Dollar store, andBill Miles Grocery.

Barbara was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vienna.  She enjoyed walking, singing, and was a voracious reader.

A graveside service honoring the life of Barbara Kerley will be conducted Friday, July 5, 2019, at 4:30 PM at the Kerley Cemetery in the Flatwoods community.  Pastor Travis Wilson will officiate.

Visitation will be conducted Friday, July 5, 2019, from 2 PM – 4 PM at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

Memorials may be made to the Mid-America Transplant Service, 1110 Highlands Plaza Drive, Suite # 100, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 424 East 92nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10128-6804.

To share a memory of Barbara or to leave an online message of condolence for her family, please visit

Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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