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Barbara A. Rayburn

Barbara A. Rayburn of Otsego, MI passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. Barb was born May 2, 1939 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Leonard and Mae (Grand) Kostecki. She was a 1957 graduate of The Immaculata High School in Chicago. Barb was a parishioner at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Otsego. She enjoyed knitting, birds and nature, and caring for her family.

Barb is survived by her husband Francis Rayburn, Jr. whom she married in 1962 in Chicago, her children Wayne (Kim) Rayburn, Todd (Teresa) Rayburn and Lisa (Rob) Engelter all of Otsego and her dog Emma, 8 grandchildren, Cari, Kellie, Jessica, Daniel, Josh, Kyle, Hayden and Sam and 6 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and twin granddaughters.

In accordance with her wishes she has been cremated and burial of ashes will take place at a later date at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. A memorial mass will be held  at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Otsego, Thursday, May 9, 2019 at a11:00 A.M.,  Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Rose Arbor Hospice House.

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Dan and Julie Andrus

May 2, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Wayne and Kim we are so sorry for you and your families loss. Will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.


Sandy Forbes

May 2, 2019 at 4:04 pm

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Rayburn family during this tuff time!


Tammy Thompson Drake

May 2, 2019 at 4:10 pm

I am so very sorry, my heart and prayers are with you all, God Bless You All!, hold on to those beautiful memories!


Cathie Endres-Matlock

May 2, 2019 at 6:32 pm

Wayne and Kim and family Our prayers are with you durning this difficult time may God Bless you all


Kathi Fuss

May 2, 2019 at 6:32 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.. God Bless you and your family!!


Kathy &Chuck Wolthuis

May 2, 2019 at 7:11 pm

Wayne and Kim thinking of you at the loss of your Mom. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


Jackie (Gauthier) Bryan

May 2, 2019 at 8:15 pm

So sorry Lisa I just lost my mom too prayers for your family


Ryan and Molly Wieber

May 2, 2019 at 9:06 pm

Wayne and Kim, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.


Sharon Milhiem

May 3, 2019 at 9:33 am

It’s very hard to lose someone you love so much! No one can ever take away all the precious memories you have of her! I’m praying for all of you!


Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal

May 3, 2019 at 9:50 am

Wayne, Kim and family,

Mike and my deepest sympathy to each of you. May God’s grace help you through the days to come.

In Christ’s love,

Mike and Agnes ( Schmitt) Vanarsdal


Natilee Belanger

May 3, 2019 at 10:20 am

I’m so sorry for your loss! Prayers and big hugs to all the family!


Judy Gates Hayes

May 3, 2019 at 1:04 pm

Todd/Teresa and gentlemen

So sorry to hear about your mother and grandmother. Keep her memories close to your heart and she will be with you always. Keeping all of you in my prayers. Sending hugs to all of you. Love Judy


Karen Koehn

May 3, 2019 at 1:37 pm

Wishing you & your family so many prayers Lisa. May God grant you strength & peace. Your Mom will be a treasure to you always.


Brenda Smith

May 3, 2019 at 6:19 pm

So sorry for your loss, praying for you and your Family for peace and comfort. God Bless!!!


Connie Vanarsdal

May 4, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Sorry for your loss


Dinah & Jerry Howrigon

May 4, 2019 at 9:59 pm

So sorry to hear of your moms passing. Will be praying for you and your whole family.


Jesus Gandia

May 6, 2019 at 8:12 am

Sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family in this difficult moment.


Beth and Jim Potter

May 6, 2019 at 9:14 am

Deepest sympathy during this very difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


Dan and Sandy Fleming

May 6, 2019 at 7:20 pm

Wayne, Kim and family, Dan and I want to extend our sincere and deepest sympathy to all. We are so sorry to hear of your loss of your mother Wayne. Dan and Sandy Fleming


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