Barbara Ann Hall, née Lakso, died on September 4, 2020 in Streator, Illinois after succumbing to the severe and rapid effects of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. She was 70 years old. Barbara was born November 16, 1949 in Round Lake, Illinois to Gordon and Elma Lakso (née Raasakka) and was the sister to Bonita and Matti. She graduated from Round Lake High School in 1967 and eventually made a home in Cabazon, California, where she raised her three children and worked as a County Clerk for the Riverside County Superior Court, until she retired in 2005. After retirement, Barbara moved to Dwight, Illinois to be closer to her childhood friends and family. Barbara was never happier than when she was reading a good book, doing the NYT Crossword, or being a dedicated and loving mother, grandmother, and friend. She was a hopeless romantic, a free spirit, a proud Finn, and a decent and good person. Everything she did was for her kids. She will be desperately missed. Barbara is survived by her son John Brenton Hall of Portland, Oregon; daughter Sarah Ann Casey of Streator, Illinois; daughter Beth Lenore Hall of Portland, Oregon; and her four grandchildren: Dakota, Truitt, Walter and Phoebe. Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a fatal degenerative brain disorder caused by a protein called a prion, which like in Barbara’s and 85% of cases, occurs spontaneously. The neurocognitive disorder is fatal within a year for 70% of victims, and symptoms pro-gress from memory and behavioral problems to rapid-onset dementia, weakness and coma. Condolences and flowers may be received by Sarah Casey at 1425 East Hickory Street, Streator, Illinois 61364, or you may consider giving to the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, Inc. at: crdfounda tion.org/ways-to-give-back.