Barbara Atherton, 68

Barbara A. Atherton, 68, of White Pigeon, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at her home, following an extended illness.

She was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Goshen, Ind., a daughter of Ralph and JoAnn (Garmen) Borden. She lived her early life in Goshen, coming to White Pigeon in 1964. She was a homemaker and enjoyed traveling with her husband and family, crocheting, crafts and bird watching.

On Aug. 29, 1964, she married Ronnie L. Atherton in White Pigeon. He survives, along with a daughter, Margaret (Todd) Casselman of Constantine; two sons, Gene ( Angie) Atherton of Constantine and Keith (Dawn) Atherton of Sturgis; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her father, Ralph Borden of Florida; four brothers, Greg (Carol) Borden of Florida, Mike (Marie) Borden of Goshen, Pat Borden of Bristol, Ind., and R.D. (Kim) Borden of Goshen; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother.

Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Scott Manning of the United Methodist Church officiating. Donations may be directed to Three Rivers Hospice.

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