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Barbara Jean Boyne, 71, of Morris, passed away peacefully Friday, November 16, 2018 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. Born July 1, 1947 in Morris, Barbara was the daughter of the late Robert and Dorothy (Summers) Smith.

Barbara was a graduate of Morris High School. She had worked at Deerbrook Nursing Home in Joliet and also Jemco in Minooka. She married Thomas Boyne in November, 2007 in Las Vegas, which was one of their favorite vacation spots. They had frequent dinners at the Lone Star Restaurant in Channahon. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas; her children Chandra (Takashi) Hatakeyama and Kathlene (David) Dunham; step children: Florelle (Deb) Knight, Aaron (Sandy) Boyne and Brian Boyne; grandchildren Jessica and Raelynn Hatakeyama, and Justice and Scott Dunham. She is also survived by several other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister Sharon (Richard) Kowalczyk; and several nephews and nieces.

She is preceded in death by her parents; step-daughters Theresa Knight Boyne and Violet Brazier.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 21, 2018 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at the U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home located in Morris. A celebration of Barbara’s life will follow at noon. Burial will be held at Evergreen Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL.  For further information visit the website at or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website.