Barbara M. Gullett

August 24, 1937 ~ April 19, 2021 (age 83)


Barbara M. Gullett, 83, of Congerville, IL   passed away at 11:57 a.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

She was born on August 24, 1937 in Metamora to George and Minnie (Brunk) Wernsman. She married Gerald Gullett on August 6, 1955 in Germantown Hills. He passed away on September 17, 2015.

Surviving are three sons: David and Mark, both of Congerville, and Greg (Janet) Gullett of Marietta; two granddaughters: Kaleigh Johansen of Normal and Kourtney Cheek (fiancé Grayson Gilbert) of East Peoria; and three great-grandchildren: Landon, Karsen and Bentley of East Peoria.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Gerald Gullett; her parents; one daughter: Karen Johansen; and two brothers: Milton and Howard Wernsman.

She worked at offices of Dr. Sauer in Peoria, Eureka Hospital, Dr. Kattoor in Bloomington and Dr. Larry Nord in Bloomington.

She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eureka.

Barb was an avid Saints and Cubs fan. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of her life, and she will be missed by all that knew her.

Private family funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Although the funeral is private, services will be livestreamed on the Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home Facebook page starting at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Joe Burns will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday, April 23, 2021 at the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines will be in effect. Masks will be required at the visitation. Burial will be in the Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eureka. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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April 23, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Private Service

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Video is available for this event

Interment following service
April 24, 2021

Olio Township Cemetery
1015 S. Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530

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