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Corcoran, Barbara

corcoranBarbara L. (nee Schroer) Corcoran, 90, a resident of Des Plaines, Illinois for 47 years. She died peacefully in her home on Friday, December 8, 2023, surrounded by loved ones. She is survived by her beloved husband, David L. Corcoran of 50 years; loving mother of Thomas Corcoran, Christina Geisen (nee Corcoran), and Andrew Corcoran, loving mother-in-law of James Geisen, proud grandmother of Tiberius (Ty) and Sheena Geisen. She is survived by her sister, Lois (nee Schroer) Berger.

Barbara was born on May 12, 1933 in Hamilton, Ohio. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Bernard Schroer and the late Lillian Cecelia (nee Wiseman) Schroer. She is preceded in death by her parents and four of her siblings; sister of the late Joseph B. Schroer Jr., the late Jean Ann (nee Schroer) Sheyer, the late Marilyn Schroer, the late Carol (nee Schroer) Cahalane. 

Barbara entered the Religious Order of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1951, where she was nourished well in the spiritual life and given educational opportunities which lead to a Masters in Education. Her love for children was a source of dedication which motivated her to teach for 46 years. After retirement, Barbara volunteered at Misericordia Heart of Mercy Home, in Chicago, for children and adults with mild to profound developmental disabilities. Her son, Andrew Corcoran, is a ray of sunshine and lives at the amazing Misericordia Home. 

The Visitation, Service and Luncheon will be held at Northwest Assembly of God Church, 900 N. Wolf Rd., Mt Prospect, Illinois 60056, on Monday, December 18, 2023. The Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service at 11:00 am. A luncheon will follow. We look forward to having you join us for the luncheon. And RSVP via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. would be helpful.

The service will be lived streamed from the G.L. Hills Funeral Home Facebook page. The video will be available to view after the service online. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara Corcoran’s name may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, 701 E. Columbus Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45215-3999, or Misericordia, Heart of Mercy, 6300 North Ridge Avenue, Chicago, IL 60660 (memo “MFA 6075A” for Andrew Corcoran), or Roman Catholic Women Priests (memo Region of the Holy Margins), PO Box 26402, St. Louis Park, MN  55426

Funeral Service celebrated by the Reverends Mary Grace and Ron Crowley-Koch at the Northwest Assembly of God Church, Mt Prospect, IL. Funeral Preparation provided by G.L. Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Center. For information, please call 847-699-9003 or visit

Barbara and her husband, David are long time members of CORPUS and very active in the School of Americas protests over the years.