Mrs. Harriett Barclift, 95, of Quincy died at 11:27 a.m. Thursday (November 15, 2012) in the Good Samaritan Home.
Born August 9, 1917 on a farm near Gerlaw, Illinois, she was the daughter of Harry B. and Hannah M. Erlandson Martin. She married Perry E. Barclift on July 30, 1938 in Macomb, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1984.
Harriett graduated from Monmouth High School and Gem City Business College. After college she moved to and worked in Macomb, Illinois, where she met and married Perry. They then moved back to Quincy where they raised their three daughters. She was a long time member of Luther Memorial Church, the Elks Club No. 101 and the South Side Boat Club. She enjoyed golfing and bowling for many years and was an avid bridge player.
Harriett had worked as a receptionist at the P&S Clinic on 11th and Maine Street for over 25 years.
Survivors include three daughters, Linda M Schuttler of Quincy, Jo Hannah Hoffmann of Downers Grove, IL and Debra Echternkamp of Salt Lake City, UT; nine grandchildren, Chris (Brad) Bronestine of Williamstown, MO, Tracy (Bob) Kiefer of Quincy, Shelly (Darian) Cobb of Quincy, Mark (Nicole) Hoffmann of Brookfield, IL, Eric (Maureen) Hoffmann of Lombard, IL, Marisa Echternkamp of Quincy, Nicole Guthrie of Quincy, Mark (Trisha) Maddox of Hecker, IL and Kristina Echternkamp of Salt Lake City, UT; fifteen great grandchildren, Ryan Kiefer of Quincy, Jamie Kiefer of Quincy, Ashley and Skyler Bronestine of Williamstown, MO, Rowen and Wyatt Hoffmann of Brookfield, IL, Cooper and Will Hoffmann of Lombard, IL, Perry Echternkamp, Paige Maddox, Kendra Maddox, Danielle and Quinn Guthrie all of Quincy and Hudson and Garrison Maddox of Hecker, IL; two sisters Helen Freburg of Arvada, CO and Doreen Helm of Monmouth, IL. Also surviving are many loving nieces and nephews and her best friend, Joann Brubaker of Quincy.
Mrs Barclift was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Perry; a grandson, Brad Schuttler; two sisters, Beulah Geers and Mary Jane Hart.
Memorial services will be held Monday morning at 11:30 a.m. in Luther Memorial Church with Pastor Tony Metz and Rev. Richard Barclift officiating. Inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery
In lieu of flowers the family wishes memorials may be made to Luther Memorial Church, the Good Samaritan Home or Blessing Foundation for Hospice.
The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.