Barbara J. Milbauer, age 82, of Dwight passed away Thursday, February 10, 2022 at her home in Dwight, Illinois. Visitation will be held from 3 until 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Hager Memorial Home. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. the same day, also at the Memorial Home. Burial will be at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Dwight. According to Barbara’s wishes, cremation rites were accorded. Hager Memorial Home in Dwight is in charge of arrangements. Barbara was born February 21, 1939 in Reddick, Illinois, the daughter of Adolph and Hollis (Patchett) Porter. She married Jennings Milbauer on June 22, 1957. He passed away December 16, 2016. Surviving are sons: Jeff (Tammy) Milbauer of Monterey, Tennessee and Mark (Emily) Milbauer of Arvada, Colorado; four grandchildren: Amber (Rob) Marx, Jessica (Zach) DeLong, Melissa (Neal) Gilham, and Audrey Milbauer; great-grandchildren: Makenzie and Jaxson DeLong; sisters: Nancy Asklund of Philo, Illinois and Nancy Gail Graf of Tempe, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and brother, Jerry Porter. Barb was kind and generous with her time. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church; the Junior Woman’s Club; Dwight Grade School Board of Education; and the Crafting Guild. Barb enjoyed gardening and ceramics. Many people in Dwight will remember spending their Wednesday evenings painting and chatting in her basement ceramics shop, Try Your Hand Studio. Even more will remember learning to swim in her backyard swimming pool. Her family thanks everyone for the memories she built with them over decades of friendship from Reddick to Florida. Memorials in honor of Barbara may be made to the Dwight Craft Guild. Condolences may be left at