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2017 Kane County Chronicle Best of the Fox

Face Time with Barbara Telfer

Published: Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
Barbara Telfer

St. Charles resident Barbara Telfer, 53, was volunteering at St. Mark’s Abundant Blessings Shop, Dine and Find at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in St. Charles when she answered 11 questions for the Kane County Chronicle’s Brenda Schory.  

Where did you grow up? Cedar Falls, Iowa

Pets? Two cats named Bert and Ernie

Who would play you in the movie of your life? Audrey Hepburn

First job? Making sandwiches at a sub shop

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A nurse. I became a court reporter, then we moved to Illinois, and I was a graphic artist for 20 years. 

A movie you’d recommend? “Doctor Zhivago”

Favorite charity?TLC Pregnancy Services in Elgin

What game show would you be on? “Jeopardy”

Do you play an instrument? Piano

Favorite local restaurant? Francesca’s by the River in St. Charles

What is an interesting factoid about yourself? My father-in-law delivered me. Dr. Telfer was my mother’s ob-gyn. Then in 1985, he told her he was going to a wedding, and she said, ‘So am I.’ He said, ‘I’m bringing my son Robert.’ She said, ‘I’m bringing my daughter Barbara.’

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