Barbara K. Jager

Barbara K. Jager

Barbara passed away peacefully Sunday, January 18, 2015 at her home in Plainwell.

She was born August 13, 1941 in Three Rivers to Irvin and Ardith (Lovejoy) Briggs. For 25 years she worked for First of America Bank as a teller and continued through the change to National City and PNC, retiring in 2005. Barb enjoyed volunteering at Plainwell School’s Hand to Hand program, blood drives and helping at the voting booths. In her leisure time she liked to knit and play dominos with her girlfriends. Barb had amazing sewing skills, a meticulous lawn, and was known for her world famous potato salad.  On January 28, 1961 she married Stanley Jager who survives.

Also surviving are her daughters, Cristine Black and Jodi (Troy) Sevigny; grandsons, Drake and Chase Black and Logan and Carson Sevigny and her sister, Marsha Loveland.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

The family extends an invitation to a Celebration of Life gathering to be held Monday, January 26, 2015 from 3 to 6pm at the Gun Plain Township Hall, 381 8th Street, Plainwell, MI.

Contributions in memory of Barb may be made to the Plainwell Schools Hand2Hand Fund.

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  1. Nancy Gregory says:

    We are sorry for your loss. Barb was a very kind person and we are sure she will be missed.

    God be with you at this time,

    Chuck and Nancy Gregory

  2. Karen Koehn says:

    Prayers and condolences to Barb’s family. I had the pleasure of knowing Barb for many years, in her banking years and volunteering for Hands2Hands. She will be missed by all who knew her. Blessings and peace to her family.

  3. Larry Leonard says:

    so very sorry……I started writing poetry a few years back,so I’ll offer this to you at this difficult time………
    In your life there will be times of great sorrow and loss.
    Which brings more into play,what happened upon the cross.
    A time to reflect on good times past.
    With memories that are so fluently vast.
    Where do we turn for comfort to ease our pain?
    Who will soothe our thoughts and help us to maintain?
    Family and friends will surely help comprehending.
    But its the LORD who will guide you to peace and understanding.
    With leaving your loved one in the hands of the LORD.
    Your peace and serenity will soon be restored.
    With His awesomeness and compassion.
    Comfort will be achieved with love and satisfaction.
    Knowledge of their Christian faith will put them to rest in a much better place.
    As well as knowing He will be holding them in full embrace.
    And with your own true Christian faith that awaits.
    In time, you will be together inside of Heaven’s Gate.
    Larry Leonard

  4. Dorothy McNees says:

    Stan and Family:

    Sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was a beautiful kind lady. Always with a smile when I would meet her in the stores while shopping. May she rest in peace.

  5. Lindsey Lewis says:

    I am very sorry to hear about your loss…Thinking of all of you!!

  6. deb and marty tate says:

    sorry to hear about aunt barb’s passing. always has been a good lady. it is nice to have her as an aunt. from deb and marty

  7. Billy & Julie Shannon says:

    Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Barb was an amazing Lady and made a great impression on this Earth. You all will miss her so much!!

  8. Michelle Howrigon Sibbald says:

    She will be forever Loved & Missed!! Always smiling & chewing her gum!! You always felt she knew so much more than she let on with that wise look she gave you!! But always left you feeling better after seeing her!! Big Love to you All… Jager Clan!!!! HUGS!!

  9. Cindy Doss says:

    Sending you my love and condolences. Barb touched many lives during her journey on earth. She will be missed. I am lifting your family up in prayer during this sad time.

  10. Mike & Bunny LaDuke says:

    Barb was a beautiful and brave woman who we admired. Our deepest condolences to all of the family.

  11. Robert and Cheryl Jackson says:

    We would like to send our sincere sympathies to you and your family.

  12. Mr. Mrs. Marshall Howrigon says:

    One special lady, will be missed by all.

  13. Cindy Radcliffe says:

    To Barb, I have only known you for such a short time, but certainly enjoyed yo so much! I have to thank Dianne B. and Carolyn C. For inviting me to play dominoes! I have certainly prayed for you and your family. May you rest in peace. May God hold your family close to give them condolence. So glad I had a chance to enjoy your company.

  14. Douglas Briggs says:

    Barb was my first cousin and we grew up together, just two blocks away in Three Rivers MI. We were one extended family.

    Due to life’s whimsey’s I haven’t seen Barb in over 40 years, but the memories live on.

    She was a pistol then, and I’m sure her basic nature hadn’t changed too much over time. My love and condolences to all of her family and friends.

  15. Bob and Jan (Doster) Hirschy says:

    Extending our sympathy to you, Stan, and to your family.

  16. Brenda (Cobb) Porter says:

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing Chris. This breaks my heart. Prayers to you and your family at this time of sorrow.

  17. Andrew E Stoner says:

    Many fond memories of this kind, happy lady. She was first cousin to my mom Sandra (Palmer) Stoner and she was always good to me as an annoying kid – such a gentle smile. With love and prayers to Stan, Chris and Jody.

  18. Norm Young says:

    Barb was a good friend and classmate. God Bless to the Jager family.

  19. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    To Stan and Family, We were so shocked tonight to read the Shopper’s Guide and see that you lost Barb. We had no idea that she had been ill. She was a neat gal and we always enjoyed running into her at a store once in a while. She was alot of fun. Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our sincere sympathy to you. May your fond memories and the fact that friends are thinking of you, help guide you through the rough times ahead.

  20. Dan & Joyce McClellan says:

    Sending our deepest sympathy to all of you. Barb was a lady of many talents and loved her family and friends. You are in our prayers.

  21. Dale and Vicki Jager says:

    We’re so sorry to hear about Aunt Barbs passing. She meant a lot to us and will be missed very much. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Uncle Stan,Chris and Jody.

  22. Mary Steele says:

    Thinking of your family today. My deepest sympathy to you. I met Barb through the bank. She was always so friendly and helpful. A great lady.

  23. Ellen Cody says:

    So sorry for your loss! She was a great woman (my godmother). I have fond memories of spending time with all of you and my family (Dreiers) long ago. Prayers to you!

  24. Bonnie Mott Ketchum says:

    It is heart breaking to hear of Barb’s passing. She was such a lovely warm person; the space she leaves is immense and the world is a poorer place.

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