Barbara J. Magnus, age 79, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday morning, August 6, 2010, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Three Rivers, Mich.
She was born April 29, 1931, in Sturgis, Mich., a daughter of the late Floyd and Ethel (Shelly) Trimm.
Barbara was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1949.
On Sept. 20, 1957, she married Herbert Magnus in Miami Beach, Fla. He died April 22, 1971.
Barbara was a homemaker and had been employed at Readmore Bookstore and the Sturgis Journal. She was a member of the Sturgis Church of Christ where she was active with the Joy Club. She enjoyed gardening, crossword puzzles and reading.
Barbara is survived by one son, Scott (his fiancée Joanne Falkenstein) Magnus of Nottawa; two grandchildren, Lucas Magnus and Kyrene Magnus both of Delaware; and one niece, Louann Richmond of Ligonier, Ind.
Her parents; husband; one son, Jeffery Magus; and one sister, Marion Tidd preceded her in death.
The family will receive friends from 10–10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Sturgis Church of Christ, 901 N. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis where funeral services celebrating the life of Barbara Magnus will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. George Cleverley will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 has been entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Magnus’s memory consider the Sturgis Church of Christ, 901 N. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091.