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Barbara Burr

Barbara Burr of Plainwell, MI passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Wings Home in Allegan. She was born April 12, 1938 in Allegan the daughter of Albertus and Cecilia (Janke) Hellenthal. Barbara earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Michigan University. She had worked for Allegan Co. Mental Health and also worked at Pipp Hospital in the Accounting Dept. Barbara volunteered with CASA as a court appointed advocate for abused and neglected children and for Christian Neighbors. She enjoyed spending time with her family at her home and at the lake and she liked working in her flower garden. More than anything she loved spending time with her grandchildren. On July 2, 1960 she married the love of her life, William Burr who preceded her in death. Surviving are her children, Jeffery (Nancy) Burr of Otsego, Brian (Mary) Burr of Plainwell and Jennifer Burr of Plainwell; 4 grandchildren, David, Gregory, Mason and Lauren Burr; her sister Shirley (David) Reed and her Aunt Beverly Predum.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at the Otsego United Methodist Church at 6:00 P.M. with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Private family burial of ashes will take place at Mt. Home Cemetery at a later time.

Contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to the Wings Home.

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Margaret Guider and Scott & Kathy Broers family

July 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

Aunt Norma called last night to give us the news that Barbara passed away. We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Aunt Margaret

Scott & Kathy Broers and family


Terry VanLent

July 9, 2018 at 10:26 pm

Brian, Jeff and Jennifer, i am so sorry for the loss of your Mom…she was such a sweet, loving caring person…..I’m praying for your hearts to heal. Much Love Terry (Hux )VanLent


Dolores Pulver

July 10, 2018 at 8:23 am

To Jennifer and family. I offer my condolences. I loved your Mom. She was such a beacon in my life. I pray for God’s comfort and wisdom at this time of many decisions. May you feel his presence surrounding you. In his love, Dolores


Margaret Guider

July 10, 2018 at 10:03 am

Thinking of you all. Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother.


Aunt Margaret

Scott Kathy Broers and family


Nancy Thornbury

July 10, 2018 at 1:03 pm

Jeff and Nancy, family, so sorry to hear about your mom, she was a

great women and enjoyed talking with her while camping. We will be keeping your family in our prayers.


Normajean Nichols

July 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm

May the Lord give you strength during this time of need.

Losing Mom – Grandma is very difficult, Our hearts and

prayers to all of you.

Norma & Hally


Donna Henderson

July 12, 2018 at 8:52 am

So sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. She was a wonderful person. Sending prayers, May you find comfort in your many memories.


Suzanne VanLiere

July 12, 2018 at 12:09 pm

I’m so sorry to hear of Barb’s passing. I enjoyed working with her at Pipp and learned a lot listening to her and Sally. They were a hoot together! Later years we met occasionally for dinner or a movie. She was a wonderful person who’ll be greatly missed. My prayers are with you all.


Deb and Carl Blackwood ( Green man)

July 12, 2018 at 7:09 pm

You all in our thoughts. She will be missed greatly.


Lorna Sisson

July 16, 2018 at 1:23 pm

We lost an Angel on earth. Barbara was a witness to us all. Her kind, loving and caring spirit was a blessing to all and especially those of us on the mission team at church who were able to watch her in action. We all have missed her over the last several months but know she is now at peace and with Bill. May God give all of her family peace and joy in her wonderful memory. In Christ’s love, Lorna& Craig


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