Barbara went to be with our Lord, December 5, 2020 at the age of 87. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard G. Clark; daughter, Catherine M. Williams; son-in-law, Jesse Jordan; parents, Frank and Sarah Hines; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris (Alphonzo) Kemler and Francis (Robert) Bulmer; parents-in-law, Gladwyn and Gaynell Clark; brothers-in-law, William and David Clark and Vern Jousma; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Enola (Erwin) Klomparens, Dorothy (Albert) Velting, Ella (Phil) Bancroft and Shirley Clark.
Barb is survived by three daughters, Donna (Craig) Borden of Michigan Center, Patricia Jordan of Mason and Susan (Rick) Cunliffe of Huntington Beach, CA; son-in-law, Thomas (Cindy) Williams of Parma; eight grandchildren, Jamie (Heather) Cunliffe, Nathan Kinney, Jessica (Mark) Singelyn, Angela Kinney, Rona (Andrew) Hosmer, Michelle (Brad) Vancalbergh, Reda (Justin) Schultz and Heather Williams; thirteen great-grandchildren, Anna Hosmer, Darrien Richards, Kathryn Hosmer, Andrew Hosmer, Braden Vancalbergh, Kaylyn Railer, (triplets) Acacia, Emily and Jacob Singelyn, Kylie Vancalbergh, Kaiya Cunliffe, Daxton Schultz and Deklyn Schultz; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Jousma and Arlene Clark and many beloved nieces and nephews.
Barb graduated in 1951 as Valedictorian of her class at Michigan Center High School; she married Richard soon after on October 26, 1951. She worked in the offices for a brief time at Mercy Hospital before becoming a full time wife and mother, positions at which she excelled. She loved her family immensely, as she lost her parents when she was young, Barb knew how important it was to appreciate and care for family. She lived in Michigan Center most of her life; for many years she enjoyed bowling, traveling in the camper to fish with her husband who she treated like a king. She enjoyed helping with many special dinners at the Center Three Horse Club. Barb loved being photographer and capturing the memories of events with pictures; always making extra copies for distributing to family and friends. She will be dearly missed.
Visitation following State of Michigan Covid-19 guidelines will be held at Arthur-Day Funeral Home on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 2 to 4 pm. Private services will be held on Monday, December 14, 2020 with Pastor Cody Morehead from Heart O’ The Lakes Church officiating. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Barb’s memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or the American Cancer Society.
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