Barbara A. “Bobbie” Mettam

Peoria – Barbara A. “Bobbie” Mettam, 84, of Peoria, passed away at 6:29 AM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. She was born on April 14, 1933 in Peoria, IL to Raymond F. Smith and Doris B. (Keefer) Giesler. She married the love of her life, David C. Mettam on January 14, 1950 in Washington, IL. He preceded her in death in 1976.

Bobbie was also preceded in death by her parents and two grandsons.

Surviving are three daughters, Debra (Larry) Keach of Brimfield, IL, Susan (Eric) Jones of Peoria, IL, and Cindy (Robert) Walker of Chillicothe, IL; 8 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerald Smith of East Peoria; two sisters, Elizabeth Clark of Citrus Heights, CA and Connie (Danny) Clark of East Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.

Bobbie retired after 15 years of working for Multi Ad. Besides her family, her passions were antique shopping with friends and gardening. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL.

Services will be held at 11 AM on Friday, September 29, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Bartonville, IL, where a visitation will be held from 10-11 AM. Pastor Michael Jones will officiate. Burial will follow the services at Lutheran Cemetery in Peoria, IL. Memorials can be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church or Illinois Cancer Care. To make online condolences you may go to

To view Barbara’s DVD press play below

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3 Responses to Barbara A. “Bobbie” Mettam

  1. Melody Berry says:

    The video was amazing. What an absolutely beautiful woman!!! Her love and dedication to her family is obvious by the expressions on her face in the photos….especially when she is holding one of the grandkids. May the coming weeks and months bring all of you peace and you reflect on the beautiful memories you all share as a family. Love and hugs to each of you.

  2. Charles W. Deahl says:

    TO; Debbie and Family Sharon and I send our prayers and sympathy to all of you; upon the death of your Mother. It was fun watching the video; it showed the love in your family; and your Mother’s love for you children; and the grandchildren. Your Mother was a very nice lady; we remember her at all the parties at Larry and Debbie’s home; especially Christmas. We enjoyed watching, on the video; you kids, and the grandchildren grow up; all the weddings, and your mother and her husband. We will see you at her funeral tomorrow.

    LOVE, Sharon and Chuck Deahl

  3. Rose Randle says:

    Cindy- Deb-Sue and family’s
    Your mom was a wonderful Mother,Grandma, and Great Grandma and I know you will all miss her so much. My thoughts and prayers for all of you.
    This is a little thought that Sue told me when my dad passed —
    Just imagine the reunion your mom and dad had the other day in heaven
    after all those years apart!!

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