Barbara A. Ireczek, 66, of Beverly, died Feb. 12.
Funeral services were held Feb. 20 at Donnellan Funeral Home.
She is survived by her mother, Margaret Lane; her step-siblings, Robert (Patsy) Bailey, Thomas (Shirley) Bailey, Celeste Bailey, Rita Lane (Gil) Paris, Nancy Lane (Michael) Postula, Jan Lane (John) Soule, Dennis Greg Lane and Kevin (Lynn) Lane; her friend and confidant, Terence Paczolt; her godson, Nick Paczolt; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Ireczek often took children in the family to enjoy theater, the Art Institute, movies, retail stores and baseball games.
She attended Sacred Heart Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree at George Washington University in sociology. Ireczek was a social worker for the city of Chicago for 37 years. She was an active member of AFSCME Chapter 60.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Felines and Canines, 6379 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60660.