By Jim Meridith
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  • Visitation

    Memorial Visitation:

    Thursday, January 6, 2022

    4:00 to 7:00 pm

    Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL

    • Full Obituary

      Barbara Martin, 68, of Pocahontas, IL passed away, Thursday, December 30, 2021, at her home.

      Barbara was born October 10, 1953, to Calvin and Helen (nee Moss) Haberer at St. Joseph Hospital in Highland, IL.  She married Tony Martin on December 29, 1999.

      Barbara lived most of her life in the Pocahontas area.  She worked various jobs throughout her lifetime; Basler Electric, gas station attendant, bartender and caregiver. Most importantly though, she lived for her family; the time they spent together, and the many meals shared.  She was devoted to taking care of her grandchildren, and attended countless sports & activities, supporting everything they did.  She was a proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, Calvin and Helen Haberer; husband, Tony Martin.

      Barbara is survived by her children, James Clanton Jr., Stephanie Clanton; first husband, James Clanton Sr.; grandchildren, James (Stephanie ) Clanton III, Jason Clanton, Brooke Clanton, Brandon Clanton, Danielle Knight, Phillip Potochney, Jesse Busalaki, Sean Kuegler, Caylin Clanton and Ryland Clanton; great grandchildren, Laney Clanton and Dyondrae Wilson; siblings, Sandra Blankenship, Sharon (Orville) Gieseking, Connie (Harry) Murphy, Calvin “Butch” (Linda) Haberer, Judy (Jim) Grider and Tammy Schulte; many nieces and nephews.

      Memorials may be made to the Family

      Memorial Visitation: Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL.

      Interment:  at a later date, Robinson Cemetery.

      Meridith Funeral Home, Pocahontas, IL.

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    6 Condolences
    1. Vickie Keeth / January 4, 2022 at 3:45 pm

      We were not just cousins we were best friends. We use to
      walk to each other’s house and spend the night. We married cousins and had some good times. We even lived together for a little while. I will truly miss you. The reunion just won’t be the same. I love you!

      Your Cuz

    2. Mary Green / January 5, 2022 at 10:00 am

      So SORRY for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and PRAYERS.

      And Family

    3. Molly and Fred Clayton / January 5, 2022 at 6:04 pm

      Sending our love. Hooe the times of joy you had together stay in your heart for comfort. Barb was easy to work for all those many years ago I tended bar. And years later she and Tony always made me and Fred laugh.

    4. Robin Elliott / January 6, 2022 at 9:37 am

      I worked at our local school for 24 years! Barb was always there for something forgotten, sick grandkid, or every event. Such a loving grandma! There wasn’t anything she wouldn’t do for any one of them. I thought a lot if her. She made a difference in her family’s life.

    5. Tina Kampwerth / January 6, 2022 at 1:21 pm

      Bobbie was a sweet and caring Gma and I will miss her sorry to all the other cousins sisters and brother this is a trying time for us all Covid prevented us from being there our arms are around you all and love you all

    6. Kathy Potthast / January 6, 2022 at 8:02 pm

      So sorry. She was an awesome woman who always helped with her family . Wherever she could. Phil, Jesse, and Sean.. you are special to our family.

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