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Mrs. Barbara Kurtz, age 71, of Silver Lake in Rockford, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 12, 2010. She was a 1956 graduate of Creston High School and worked for 28 years as a Financial Secretary for Rockford Public Schools. Barb lived her life with a servant's heart and worshipped at West Cannon Baptist Church where she was very active. Barb is survived by her loving husband, Jim; children, Debra (Anderson) and Ed Arnold, Todd and Stacey (Haney) Anderson, David and Mary Anderson, Deborah (Kurtz) and Martin Trumbull, Steve and Kelly Kurtz; grandchildren; Christine Arnold, Erica Arnold, Travis Anderson, Taylor Anderson, Tucker Anderson, Trevor (Adrionna) Kilpatrick, Ryan Kilpatrick, Jillayne Kurtz, Samantha Kurtz, Steven Kurtz, Nicholas Kurtz; great grandchild, Malachi Skazinski; sisters, Betty and Don Morgan, and Mrs. Joyce Houk; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Skip Wetzel.