John Leo Barry, 90 of Perrysville and formerly of Danville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Accolade Healthcare of Danville. Visitation will be from 4-7pm CST (5-8pm EST) on Tuesday, April 19th at Kruger Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville, with a rosary beginning at 3:30pm (4:30 EST). Mass will be at Holy Family Catholic Church, 444 E. Main Street on Wednesday, April 20th at 10am CST (11am EST) with Father Steven Loftus officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection cemetery.
John was born on February 7, 1932 in Danville to Leo and Bertha (Brown) Barry. He grew up in Danville, attending Douglas Grade School and Danville High School, graduating in 1949. Upon completing school John went to work at Lauhoff (now Bungee) as a Supervisor of the soybean plant, retiring in 1995. John was coach of his boys’ youth baseball team for many years, and never missed a game even when he wasn’t the coach. He was an avid Cubs fan, and the family made numerous trips to Wrigley over the years. John was very well known for his fast ball, and was scouted by the Cubs when he was a young man. He enjoyed attending his kids and grandchildren’s sporting events, and enjoyed being outdoors; feeding the birds, deer, and other wildlife. In his later years John enjoyed Sunday dinners and sitting on the porch with John and Beverly, transitioning to Royal Donut breakfast dates during his time in the nursing home.
John met “his redhead” Phyllis Mauck at St. Patrick’s Church in the early 1950’s, and the two were married at the church on February 9, 1952. The two shared fifty- four wonderful years together before her passing in August of 2006. Surviving are John’s two sons: John (Beverly) Barry and William (Kelly) Barry; four grandchildren: Michael (Natalie Doyne) Barry, Justine (Zachary) Briggs, Nicholas Barry, Christopher Barry; and four great grandchildren: Eliza, Margot, Evelyn and Harlan. He was preceded in death by parents, “his redhead” Phyllis, and a brother William Barry.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger Funeral Home Facebook page. Donations may be made in John’s name to The National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10014 or to Holy Family Catholic Church.
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