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Irma Barden

June 12, 1919 November 22, 2013
Irma Barden
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PEORIA – Irma Barden, 94, of Peoria passed away at 10:35 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2013, at Buehler Home. Irma was born on June 12, 1919, in Toluca to Luca and Teresa (Antonacci) Matarelli. She married Walter D. Barden on August 26, 1939, in Hannibal, MO. He preceded her in death on October 5, 1948, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by two sisters; three brothers; and her son, Walter in 2005. She is survived by her son, Ronald (JoAnn) Barden of Peoria; daughter-in-law, Joyce Barden of Peoria; four grandchildren, Lisa Cutter, Walter M. (Elizabeth) Barden, Lori (Scot) Fast, and Donald (Stacey) Barden; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; two brothers, Frank Matarelli of San Francisco and Silvio Matarelli of Peoria; and many nieces and nephews. Irma was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to charity of the donor’s choice. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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