Marjorie Barnes, 80

Marjorie L. Barnes, age 80, formerly of Colon, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at the Sanctuary of the Shores Nursing Facility in Grand Haven.

Marge was born Aug. 25, 1928, in Leonidas Township, a daughter of the late Elwin and Edna (Williams) Kuder.

She had lived in the Leonidas and Colon area most of her life, graduating from Colon High School with the class of ’46.

On Aug. 24, 1949, she married Donald (Tootie) A. Barnes in Angola, Ind. He preceded her in death on Oct. 16, 1989.

She had worked for the former Continental Can Company of Three Rivers and for Cormers Company in Colon. She was also a homemaker.

She was a member of the Colon Lioness Club and Friends of the Colon Library.

Marge also enjoyed quilting and genealogy.

She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Barnes of Lansing; three grandchildren, Jennifer Johnson, Sasha Perkins and Justin Barnes; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Vivian Gearhart, of Ann Arbor; and several nieces and nephew.

Besides her husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by a son, Fred Barnes.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Schipper Funeral Home in Colon.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Marjorie L. Barnes will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Donald Graham of the Colon United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Leonidas Cemetery.

If desired, memorials may be made in memory of Marge to The Friends of the Colon Library.

Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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