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Updated: 08/23/2014 08:00:02AM

Barbara E. Rees

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Barbara Ellen Rees, 84, of Venice, Fla., passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Barbara was born Dec. 24, 1929, in Peoria, Ill., to Eunice (Shrigley) and Guy Rees. Barbara received a B.S. in mathematics from Illinois State University and an M.A. in math education from Central Michigan University. She was a teacher for 22 years at East Peoria Community High School.

Survivors include her friend, Alma Collins; nephews, Dean and Steven Rees; niece, Carrie Reeder; four great-nieces, Erika, Rachel, Brynn and Lily Rees; and great-nephew, Grant Reeder.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Dale.

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