Barbara J. (Peacock) McCallum, 86, of Syracuse passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 in Syracuse, Nebraska. Barb worked for Ameritas Life Insurance for 27 years, was a member of Friends for the Library, two card clubs, and Laff-a-Lot Club. Her passions were her family and friends, cooking and reading.

Barbara J. (Peacock) McCallum, 86, of Syracuse passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 in Syracuse, Nebraska. Barb worked for Ameritas Life Insurance for 27 years, was a member of Friends for the Library, two card clubs, and Laff-a-Lot Club. Her passions were her family and friends, cooking and reading.

Barb was born in Canon City, Colorado to Edward F. and Mary A. (Ashburn) Peacock on December 12, 1928. She married Howard C. (Buck) McCallum in Nebraska City on June 3, 1949.  Survived by sons and daughters-in-law Timothy and Pam McCallum of Nederland, Colorado and Philip and Lana McCallum of Glen Haven, Colorado, daughter and son-in-law Lori and Bob Carper of Syracuse, Nebraska, grandson and wife Daniel and Kristina McCallum of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, grand-daughters Rebecca McCallum of Aurora, Colorado, and Kelli Carper of Murdock, Nebraska, great-grandson Cameron McCallum of Wheat Ridge, Colorado , sisters-in-law Arlene Peacock of Plano, TX and Melba Peacock of Broomfield, CO, several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents, husband Buck, brothers George Peacock and Rolland Peacock and sisters-in-law Marcia Peacock, Helen Homeyer, Minerva Chandler, Ruth Bryant and Marion Garrett, brother-in-law Philip McCallum, and best friend Margo Larson.

No services at Barb’s request.  Cremation.  A celebration of life will be held for family and friends on Monday, April 6 from 1 to 3 pm in the Community Room at FirstBank of Nebraska, 320 5th St., Syracuse, NE.  Memorials to family for future designation.

Arrangements are by Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE 402-269-2441

Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com.