METAMORA – With great sadness, the family of Barbara Ann (Evans) Imm, 72, of Metamora, formerly of Mackinaw, announces that she passed away peacefully with family at her bedside in Peoria, Illinois on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 10:51am.
Barbara married Keven Dahl of Minonk, Illinois. She later married Raymond Imm of Toluca, Illinois and together they celebrated 42 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2012. She was a devoted mother and adoring grandmother. Family was at the center of Barbara’s world. She made any house a stylish, comfortable and welcoming home. Dining at her table was a privilege and a treat. She was a gracious hostess, an accomplished cook, and the life of any party.
Barbara was well known for her own personal style. She did not set foot outside her house without sporting the most current hair style and an outfit complete with coordinated shoes, bag and accessories.
Born and raised in Wenona, Illinois, Barbara was a graduate of Wenona High School. She served as Class President in her sophomore year of the Class of 1964, class Secretary in her Junior year and a member of the Student Council in her Freshman year. She was also a member of the Latin club, chorus, Future Homemakers of America and a majorette. She was cast in the class play in her Junior and Senior years.
Barbara and Ray lived for a number of years in Brazil, where he was an executive with Caterpillar Tractor Company. They also had homes in Peoria, Illinois and Cape Coral, Florida before retiring to their dream home in Paducah, Kentucky.
Barbara is survived by her daughter Wendy (Dahl) Holloway and son Trevor Jonathan Imm. Other family surviving her include Wendy’s son Alex, daughter Rachel and husband Bryan Holloway as well as Trevor’s son Maxwell, daughters Kaisa and Tabetha and wife Kristin (Nelson) Imm. In addition, she is survived by her sister Becky (Evans) St. Clair and brothers Craig, Brent and Doug Evans and many nieces and nephews.
Barbara is preceded in death by her late husband Ray Imm and by her father Harold Burdette Evans and mother Alice (Olsen) Evans.
Family and friends are invited to gather at Mona’s Italian Restaurant, 202 N. Main St., Toluca, Illinois from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, January 31 to celebrate Barbara’s life.
Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers will be accepted by Snyder Village, 1200 E. Partridge St., Metamora, Illinois 61458 or online at www.snydervillage.com/legacy-giving.