September 27, 2023


Barbara Jo (Hemken) Whitworth, 44, of New Douglas, Ill., died on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield. Barbara was born Feb. 10, 1979, in Litchfield, the daughter of Paul and Mary Jo (Randle) Hemken, Sr. She married Michael Whitworth on Sept. 29, 2012, at the Salem United Church of Christ in Alhambra, and they have enjoyed nearly 11 years of marriage.

She graduated from Greenville High School with the Class of 1997. Barbara loved the water, camping, and 4-Wheeler riding, but her passion was music. Barbara especially enjoyed listening to 105.7 "The Point", wh...

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