Barbara Durand-Barski, 68, of Morgan Park, died Aug. 6.
A memorial Mass was held Aug. 10 at St. Walter Roman Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Alan; her daughter, Caitlin; her stepsons, Trevor (Rebecca) and Evan (Elaine); her grandchildren, Ashley (Regis), Cole and Emily Barski; her siblings, Susan, Cindy, Lee and William; and four great-grandchildren.
Durand-Barski was a graduate of Hyde Park High School, the University of Illinois-Champaign and DePaul University. She taught English and special education at the Chicago Vocational High School for 34 years.
Gardening brought her great joy. She cultivated a vegetable garden in addition to her hundreds of flowers. Her generous and serving spirit led her to be active at St. Walter Church and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. She touched many lives and will be greatly missed.