Barbara Rink

Barbara Rink

Barbara J. Rink of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2013 in Kalamazoo. Mrs. Rink was born September 14, 1922, in Syracuse, IN to Flod and Jennie (Gardner) Baker.

For many years she was employed as a cook at Cunningham Nursing Home in Plainwell. Barbara was a very active member of the Rebekah Lodge in Otsego and a member of Friendship Wesleyan Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Ginny (Larry) Barber of Gobles, Gail (Bernie) Cronkhite of Alamo and Patti (Larry) White of Mishawaka, IN; five grandchildren, Jeff (Susan) Barber, Greg (Tori) Barber, Michelle Colyer, Julie Evans and Jason (Katrina) Evans; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Rink of Goshen, IN; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence J. Rink in 1982; a daughter, Carol Ann in 1966; two brothers and a sister.

Friends may visit with Barbara’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, January 24, 2013, at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 25, 2013, Pastor Kevin Smith officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery, Plainwell.

Contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to the American Heart Association of Michigan or Friendship Wesleyan Church.

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  1. Sally Kelley ( Williams) says:

    Patti and Family,
    you are in my thoughts and prayers during this time. may god hold you in his arms.

  2. Linda Vandervort says:

    Ginny, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers . So sorry for your loss.

  3. John H Veldt says:

    Bernie and Gail,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. You have to believe that Barbara is in a far better place at this time. She was a great lady and always treated me in the best way.I am so sorry for your loss.

  4. FCFCU Goodfellows says:

    Greg, Tori & Family – We hope your memories give you comfort and we are thinking of you during this time. Sincere sympathy to you all.

  5. Grady & Carol White says:

    To the entire Rink family our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of loss.Your memories will keep you all going May God wrap his arms around you all

  6. Nancy den Otter says:

    Michelle, Gail & Ginny, are thoughts and prayers go out to you and all of your family. really sorry for your loss.

  7. Ron and Don White says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. Sympathy to all the family. Wishing you well and take care!!!

  8. Barb Chapman says:

    Ginny & Gail, I am sorry for the loss of your dear Mom. I have you and your family in my prayers, I just lost my sweet Mom and I know how you feel, she is in a better place and some day you girls will see her again. She was blessed to have you girls and all her family. Barb

  9. Bonnie(laws) McDonald says:

    Patti Sorry to hear of your mom passing i can remember going to your house growing up i always enjoyed your mom and dad i lost my mom and dad in 07. your memories are the best.

  10. Don & Sherry Hurlbut says:

    Gail: So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. May your many memories help you get through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love to you and your family.

  11. Linda Craner says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss seeing you at LifeCare.

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