Obituary of Barbara Igo
Barbara, “Barbie” Igo, born in Humansville, Missouri, on March 13, 1961, passed away on November 18, 2021 at her home in Irmo, SC at the age of 60 years old. She was raised in Peculiar, Missouri by a loving mother and with her two younger brothers. She was very active in school, participated in cheerleading, volleyball, and played the French horn, flute and piano very well. She made the honor roll each year. She worked for the internal revenue service, and was transferred from Missouri to Florida to South Carolina over the course of 18 years that she worked for the company. After working for the IRS, she continued to do accounting and prepared taxes, but also became an entrepreneur and successfully ran an aerobic studio named "Body Limits" for a few years.
She is predeceased by her younger brother, Thomas Igo Jr; grandparents Dorothy and Arthur Ussery, along with several other angels. She is survived by her mother and step father, Frances and Raymond Jackson, her brother, Bradley Igo; and her two daughters, Malenda Swartz and Valerie Swager (Frederick), as well as numerous other loved ones.
She was best known for her contagious smile and laughter, and a strong need to put others before herself. She loved to visit with her family, and was very proud of seeing her two daughters excel. She was an avid church member and enjoyed teaching Sunday School classes at Union United Methodist Church. She enjoyed making beautiful crochet gifts for friends and family, she even made a crotchet vest for one her grand dogs, Ewok. Barbie loved animals, and rescued several cats over the course of her life, ensuring that they had the appropriate medical attention and were placed into loving homes. She had three of her own that were very spoiled. She loved to babysit her other grand dog, "Chief," and was expected to become a grandmother to her first human grandson, Jaxon Matthew Austin, due in December, 2021.
Her life has touched many people across the country, and will be celebrated with two separate services that all of her loved ones may attend. In South Carolina, at Union United Methodist Church in Irmo, at 2:00 PM on Sunday, December 5th and in Missouri at Durnell Chapel in Weaubleau at 3:00 PM on Sunday December 5th.
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