Barbara Fanta, 95, died peacefully at her Oak Park home on Sept. 24, 2018. A longtime teacher in Oak Park School District 97, she taught elementary and special needs children at Beye, Whittier, and Lincoln schools and also taught preschool at First United Church of Oak Park. She traveled widely in the United States, North and Central America, and in Europe and Japan. 

Barbara Fanta was the sister of the late Paul (LaVergne) and the late Charlotte; and the aunt of David and John (Jane). According to her wishes, there will be no services. 

The family appreciates donations in her memory to the Oak Park-River Forest Food Pantry, 848 Lake St., Oak Park 60301 or to Friends of the Oak Park Public Library, P.O. Box 3655, Oak Park 60303.

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