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Barbara A. Lingle

February 22, 1942 ~ November 21, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Barbara Lingle Obituary

Barbara Ann Lingle, 81, of Metropolis, IL, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 21st, 2023 at Massac Memorial Hospital surrounded by the love of her friends and family.

            Barbara “Barb” Lingle was born on February 22nd, 1942, to parents John and Ada Hughes of Newark, Ohio. Her passion for school began with her own education at (high school), where she was a member of the Newark High School class of 1960. After her high school years, Barb attended Asbury University in Wilmore, Kentucky, to pursue a degree in education. While there, Barb met the love of her life, Robert “Bob” Lingle. Soon after graduating from Asbury, the two were wed on June 14th, 1964.

            Barb went on to teach in Massac County, touching the lives of many young children in the district. Teaching at Unity Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School, Metropolis Middle School, and ending her career at Brookport Elementary School, Barb taught all grades K-8th (except 5th grade). Many former students have gone on to create fantastic lives and are fondly reminded of Mrs. Lingle’s influence in their lives. To further aid in her teaching, Barb got her masters in education from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL.

            Barb is survived in life by her husband of 59 years, Bob Lingle of Metropolis, IL; sister Betty (Bob) Shaufl of Pinkerenton, OH; children Benita (Jeff) Yonosick of Metropolis, IL and Bart Lingle of Metropolis, IL; grandchild Sam Scott of Metropolis, IL; nieces Christy (Brian) Rockwell of Westerville, OH, Becky (Adam) Rinn of Mooresville, NC, Suzi (Tim) Nelson of Robinsdale, MN, Lori Eyre of Mt. Prospect, IL; nephew Roger (Cheryl) Wells of Cookeville, TN, as well as many grand nieces and nephews.

            Barb is preceded in death by her parents, John and Ada Hughes, niece Cheri Shields, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, George and Carole (Lingle) Wells, mother-in-law, Birdie Lingle.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 29th, at First United Methodist Church in Metropolis, IL, with services provided by Rev. Joey Dunning and Rev. Justin Ramer. A burial service will follow at IOOF cemetery in Metropolis.

            Visitation will be the night before the funeral, Tuesday, November 28th, at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm as well as Wednesday from 10:00 am to the start of the funeral at the First United Methodist Church.

            In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to COPE food pantry (P.O. box 761, Metropolis, IL, 62960) or Weekend Blessings (℅ First United Methodist Church, 100 East 5th Street, Metropolis, IL, 62960); both of which Barb cared for deeply and volunteered time and money towards in her life to ensure residents of Massac County, as well as their children, could have access to food when needed.

Pallbearers will be Steve Miller, Danny Goins, Mitch Bremer, Mike Moorman, John Shelby, and Mike Beggs.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Tim Estes, Don Sawyer, Mike Whitelock, and David Glass.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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November 28, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Loftus-McManus Funeral Homes Inc.
70 Jon Street / P.O. Box 760
Metropolis, IL 62960

November 29, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church in Metropolis

Funeral Service
November 29, 2023

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church in Metropolis


Weekend Blessings c/o First Methodist Church
100 E. 5th Street, Metropolis IL 62960

COPE Food Pantry
PO Box 761, Metropolis IL 62960


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