Barbara Jean Deters

Barbara Jean Deters, age 83, passed away in Quincy, IL on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at Bickford Cottage. She was born in Quincy, IL on December 26, 1940, a daughter to Bernard J. and Marie (Harman) Weiman, Sr. She married John “Jack” William Deters on April 8, 1961, in St. John Catholic Church. He survives.

Barbara graduated from Quincy Senior High School. She was employed in the office of Deters Dairy, eventually managing the Farm Products Division of Deters Dairy and later Anderson Erickson Dairy. She was a bank teller at United Community Credit Union and served on the board of directors. Her most cherished role, however, was “homemaker.”

Barbara was a proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She lovingly sewed baby blankets for each new grand and great-grandchild, leaving them with a beautiful keepsake. Barb enjoyed traveling with family members to Rutledge, MO. She loved holding the babies in the family and trips to Florida with family members. She was always up for a card game with her grandkids or her friends at Bickford and she thoroughly enjoyed her season ticket to the Little Theater.

When Barbara wasn’t attending her family’s activities, she enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening, baking, and canning. She was an active member of St. Peter Catholic Church and participated in St. Peter Social Concerns, St. Peter Adoration Chapel, the Living Waters Prayer Group, and the Funeral Luncheon Ministry.

In addition to her husband, Jack, Barb is survived by her children: Patricia Deters of Peoria, IL; Jeffrey (Chad Stevenson) of Quincy, IL; Theresa (Ron) Reichert of Quincy, IL; Allen (Annette) Deters of Fowler, IL; Joseph (Amy) Deters of Loraine, IL; and Andrew (Jennifer) Deters of Quincy, IL.
A sister, Mary (James) Dietrich of Quincy, IL and sister-in-law, Norma Wieman of Quincy, IL.

Grandchildren: Victoria Deters; Benjamin, Morgan and Samuel Catt; Cody (Shawnee) Deters; Emily (Quentin) Clark, Niki (Clayton) Cawthon; Jordan (Shelby) Reichert; Olivia (Conner) Kelle; Jessica (Garrett) Kestner; Rachel Deters; Allison (Ryan Hurt) Deters; Alex (Meghan) Deters; Johnathan (Alyssa) Deters; Nadeane, Charlie, and Mattilyn Deters; and Jack and Caroline Deters.

Great-grandchildren: Luke, Barrett and Ellie Deters; Asher, Cora, and Sybil Clark; Nolan, Ava, Isabella and Charlotte Cawthon; Walter and Baby Reichert (due in June), William Kelle; Beckett Kestner; Ezekiel Deters; Tucker and Anderson Deters; Nora Hurt; Emmaline, Adrianna, Graham and Josephine Deters; Hudson, Brooks, and Callahan Deters. In-laws: Judy McCourt; Tom and Jane Deters; and Jim and Dianne Deters. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, siblings: Wilma Maxwell, Robert (Bob) Weiman, Bernie Weiman, William (Bill) Weiman, and brother-in-law, John McCourt.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Church of St. Peter on Sunday, April 21, 2024, in the afternoon from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to Quincy Notre Dame, Church of St. Peter or Bickford Cottage.


  1. Dick & Pat Wentura on April 18, 2024 at 4:52 pm

    Dear Jack and all your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren,
    We are saddened to learn of Barb’s death. As you may already know she was a favorite and well respected member of our QHS Class of 1958. It is hard for us, as members of this great and successful class, to lose another. Up until the 65th reunion you were always able to come and celebrate with us. We shall notify the rest of our classmates. Please know we mourn Barb’s death and are so happy to have been a small part of her life here on earth.
    As ever,
    Dick & Pat(dicks) Wentura

    • Jeff moran on April 19, 2024 at 9:48 am

      Jeff, Chad and family, John and I are so sad to learn of the passing of your mother. She was such a very kind lady and both of your parents are nice people to know. Your mom will be missed by many people. John and I both are thinking of you and may GOD be close to you all at this difficult time. Sincerely, jeff and john.

      • Lisa Anderson on April 19, 2024 at 2:54 pm

        I am so sorry to hear of Barbara’s passed. I am so very Blessed to have gotten to know her these past few months. A very Amazing Lady and I Will Treasure Our Talks …God Bless, and Prayers to her husband and family.

  2. Barb and Mike Hutmacher on April 19, 2024 at 3:38 pm

    We are sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. Jack, we will be thinking of you and say a little prayer. No doubt, Barb is in a very happy place now. You have many fond memories of her and such a great family to share them with. Our best to you!

    Barb & Mike Hutmacher

  3. Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman on April 19, 2024 at 4:17 pm

    To the entire Deters family, Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you all at the sad time. May she rest in peace. 🙏 ❤️ Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman

    • Angela Grawe on April 19, 2024 at 9:17 pm

      Sending my thoughts and prayers to the Deters family.

    • Susan Peters on April 19, 2024 at 9:23 pm

      Thank you, Barb, for making every person you encountered feel so special and loved. Thank you for your example of faith and kindness and love.
      Your bright light will shine on in the amazing family you created.
      To all the Deters family, so very sorry for the loss. Thank you for sharing Barb and her beautiful soul with all of us.

  4. Theresa Stark on April 19, 2024 at 7:53 pm

    Saddened to hear of Barb’s passing. Such a sweet lady. Happy Trails Barb until we meet again!

  5. Melissa Moore on April 20, 2024 at 1:33 am

    Joe, Amy, kids and Deters family
    Barb was the best “co”grandma one could ever have. I learned a lot watching her and listening to her stories. She is already missed. Prayers for the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  6. Bob and Ann Reich on April 20, 2024 at 11:48 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Barb was a special lady.

  7. Nancy Timpe (indianapolis, IN) on April 20, 2024 at 4:55 pm

    Please accept my deepest condolences. Barb was a wonderful soul. When Art and I would visit Quincy, IL she was most gracious to us. Please know I will keep all of you my prayers. Sending hugs and prayers and love.

  8. JuneWinking on April 20, 2024 at 9:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss of such a lovely lady. RIP Barb. Thinking and prayers for all of you.

  9. Terry Bauer on April 21, 2024 at 6:55 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are Jack as well as Patty, Jeff, Theresa, Allen, Joe and Andy. Always enjoyed talking with her when we would see them at Mass. She raised a great family. Wonderful memories of the family when I was young.

  10. Lena Davis on April 22, 2024 at 5:53 pm

    Sending prayers & thoughts for you all. Barb was such a wonderful lady, and I was truly blessed to know her.

  11. CAROL SHELLER on April 23, 2024 at 4:09 pm

    Hi, Jack…..I am saddened to hear about Barb’s death. She was a sweet, kind and fun lady. The times I spent with both of you are forever in my heart. Thinking of you, my friend….sending hugs!

  12. Rich Duesterhaus on April 23, 2024 at 10:07 pm

    Hi Jack, I send condolences and prayers for you and your family. Best wishes to you. We always enjoyed seeing you and Barbara at reunions.

    Rich D

  13. Molly Stroot on April 25, 2024 at 12:57 pm

    To the wonderful family of Barb…I am so very sorry to hear about Barb’s passing. What an amazing and vibrant person she was! She always had a smile on her face and cheerful heart. Barb always welcomed me with open arms whenever I saw her. She made me feel special. Jack, I am so sorry. You two were the absolute best together. You made each other shine! I have so many awesome memories of coaching with you, Jack, and being around your fantastic family. Your children and grandchildren all carry on your and Barb’s spirit…Which is a gift. Barb was definitely an angel on earth. I’m proud to have known her and call her my friend. ❤️

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