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Barbara A. Sounhein

Visitation Date: Saturday, November 11, 2023
Visitation Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Funeral Date: Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Funeral Time: 3:30 pm
Place of Funeral: Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels
Interment: Private Interment

Barbara Ann Sounhein, 74, of Addison, Illinois, peacefully passed away on October 15, 2023. Barbara last worked at OfficeMax, where her strong work ethic and friendly demeanor left a lasting impact. She was a very compassionate and giving person and always offering to help others. She enjoyed gardening, baking, and taking care of any animal that crossed her path. She found her purpose in life, at the Cat Guardians shelter in Lombard, IL. She devoted 30 years of her life to saving countless feline companions and making the world a better place for them. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Elizabeth (Kushner) and Andrew Evan; siblings Adam Evan, William Evan, Andrew Evan, George Evan; Frances Shellenbarger, Catherine Raney and Mary Luka. She is survived by her beloved husband Michael Sounhein; cherished sisters Elizabeth Ponzetti and Caroline Ramsey; loving sisters-in-law Diana Sounhein and Arlene Evan; many treasured nieces, nephews, and life-long friends. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Cat Guardians animal shelter in Lombard, IL at www.catguardians.org

Funeral Home

Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake Street Roselle IL, 60172

Church Details

Chapel Service at Salerno's Rosedale Chapels

Phone: (630) 889-1700
Address: 450 W. Lake St. Roselle Illinois, 60172
Service Date: November 11th 2023
Funeral Time: 3:30 pm

Interment Details

Private Interment


Posted by:
Dawn Ternig

Posted on:
Friday, November 10, 2023

Oh Barb - how to describe a life in just so many words. You were quiet and shy, passionate and stubborn, you found joy in a kitten's smile or a napping cat. You loved taking care of the kitties and the shelter and, honestly, there were days I don't know what I would have done without you. Your smile lit up room. Your quiet strength and love for the cats (and dogs!) was an inspiration and a source of strength for so many others. I will truly miss you.

Posted by:
Kathy Blackwell

Posted on:
Friday, October 27, 2023

There are no words to describe the heartbreaking loss of a treasured friend who will be deeply missed. I am honored to have known Barb for 30 years, & will always remember her kindness towards people & compassion for animals. My deepest condolences to Barb's loving family. May she rest in peace.