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Barbara Ann Mayes

August 27, 1940 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 81)


Barbara Ann Mayes (nee Hensen), 81 of Crystal Lake, passed away peacefully at home on May 17, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 27, 1940 in Elk City, Oklahoma to Ernest and Ruth Hensen.


Barbara was a 1960 graduate of Texas Tech with a Bachelor’s degree and Master of Arts in elementary education. She was a dedicated member of PEO, First United Methodist Church in Crystal Lake, and Crystal Lake Country Club. Barbara enjoyed golfing and socializing around the pool.


Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 61 years Oliver L. Mayes, whom she married June 10, 1961 in Seagraves, Texas; her children, Leasa Ann Mayes, and Richard Alan (Erin) Mayes; grandchildren, Elizabeth Kerry, and Lane Ann Mayes; and sister-in-law; Erma Hensen.  Barbara is preceded in death by her brother, E. Eddie Hensen.


A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Make-A-Wish Foundation 640 North LaSalle Drive Suite 280 Chicago, IL 60654

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