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Barbara J. Viano, 72, of Morris, passed away Tuesday evening, May 12, 2020 at her home.

Born August 10, 1947 in Rockdale, she was the daughter of Harold and Doris( Antich)Asbell. She received her education in the schools of Rockdale. She married Melvin Viano in 1994 and they lived most of their life in Morris.  For many years she was employed at Claytons Tap in Morris.

She is survived by her children, Lisa(Chris)Ames of Morris, Debbie Tyler of Morris, Gina(Andy(Chervin) of Dwight and Jill(Mark)Holbrook of Morris; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; five sisters, Karen Embery of Streator, Pat Greene of Morris, Chery Asbell of Morris, Kim(Tim)Gregory of Shorewood and Jackie Bisping of Joliet; several nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by her parents; son, Todd Purdy;

She enjoyed cooking, baking, planting flowers and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

There will be no visitation or funeral service.

Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson St. in Morris is in charge of arrangements.  For more information, call the funeral home at 815-942-0700.