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Barbara Sharf
(07-19-1917 - 02-12-2016)

Barbara Sharf, 98, Elgin

Barbara died Friday, February 12.
Barbara was born in Elgin on July 19, 1917 to Leo and Clara (Davis) Wechter. She was a resident of Elgin her entire life graduating from Elgin High School in 1935 and the University of Illinois in 1939. She met and married William Sharf in 1946. Throughout her life she was active in Girl Scouts as a girl and as an adult trainer. She served for many years on the Board of the Sybaquay Council and its Camp Committee. She also was active in PTO, and served as president of Altrusa, Cosmo Pals, Elgin Women's Club, and B'nai B’rith Women. She was a Sunday school teacher and chaired numerous committees at Congregation Kneseth Israel. She remained active at Victory Centre of Bartlett, serving on the Residents' Council as secretary.  Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, William. She is survived by daughter Susan (Richard) Johnson and son Mark (Elizabeth), three grandchildren Mark (Dr. Tiffany) Johnson, Kimberly (Isaac) Sharon, and Katie (Kevin) Kamenjarin, and five great grandchildren Maya, Avi, and Dina Sharon and Alexis and Morgan Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division Street, Elgin on Monday, February 15 at 11 AM, burial to follow at Bluff City Cemetery.  Donations in her memory can be made to the Clara Wechter Education Fund at Congregation Kneseth Israel, 330 Division St, Elgin, 60120. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is in charge of arrangements. 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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