Barbara Bravard, 65, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 5:05 P.M. May 4, 2019 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indiana. She was born June 22, 1953 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to the late Ralph Gerald Jay, Sr. and Helen Louise (Funkhouser) Jay. She first married Artie Karch. She later married Robert Bravard on November 17, 1995. They were blessed with 23 years of marriage.
In addition to her husband, Robert Bravard, Barbara is survived by her three children, Artie Paul Karch, Jr. and wife, Melinda of Dahlgren, Illinois, Stephanie Dawn Williams and husband, John Tyler, Jr. of Herrin, Illinois, and Tonya Michelle Morgan and husband, Jeremy of Bonnie, Illinois; five grandchildren, Joshua Lowe and wife, Ali, Shane Lowe, Cheyenne Morgan and Fiancé Justin Peper, Aaron Karch, and Brittney Williams; four great grandchildren, Payton Lowe, Jersie Tate, Taylor Lowe, and Bently Lowe; three brothers, Ralph Gerald Jay, Jr. and wife, Mary of Homer Glen, Illinois, Bud Jay and wife, Lynda of Benton, Illinois, and Jerry Jay, Sr. and wife, Penny, of Lockport, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers, Richard D. Jay, Sr., Dearald Jay, Jack Jay, Marvin Jay, and Joe Jay; and one sister, Roxanne Jay.
Barbara worked as a school bus driver and enjoyed collecting angels. She loved her family and dogs Hank and Charlie and had a heart of gold. Barbara was strong willed and always stood up for her family. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
A Visitation will be held from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Friday, May 10, 2019 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Reverend Mark Minor officiating. Interment will follow at Smith-Veterans Cemetery in Rural Jefferson County, Illinois.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.