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Obituary: Barbara E. Gaffney

December 16, 1954 – May 26, 2020

information provided by Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home

Barbara E. Gaffney (nee Toft), age 65 of Lansing, IL, formerly of South Chicago, IL, passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Barbara is survived by her beloved husband Michael R. Gaffney of 38 years. Loving mother of Megan (Bryan) Banyacya, James Gaffney, and brothers Thomas (Janene) Toft, Bradley (Malou Correa) Budner, and loving aunt to many nieces and nephews. Cherished grandmother of Ezra Gaffney and her cat Copper. Barbara was preceded in death by her loving parents Raymond and Joan Budner and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Barbara was an employee at W.C. Reavis Elementary School for over 20 years. She enjoyed working with the children and staff and volunteering her time. She was a volunteer for Lansing Association for Community Events at the local Autumn Fest celebration, and other notable events within the Village of Lansing. Barbara could be counted on to jump in to do more when needed. She enjoyed gardening, her Chicago Cubs, and summer drives in her convertible.

Due to the COVID-19 virus situation, funeral services and burial will be private. A celebration of life for Barbara will be held at a later date. Barbara was loved by many, and she will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Barb’s name to the American Cancer Society.

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