January 20, 2020

Barbara B. Keehn

Died May 23, 2019


Barbara Berniece Keehn, 83, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2019, at her home in West Branch.

She was born Feb. 26, 1936, in Flint to Victor and Berniece (Faulk) LaLonde. She lived in West Branch since 1984, formerly of Flint. Barbara attended the Ogemaw Hills Free Methodist Church and was a member of the West Branch Lioness Club and the Oddfellows. She retired from General Motors in the early 1980s and moved to the Clear Lake area. She enjoyed playing bingo, casino trips, sewing, crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking, especially pies and animals, her cats, dogs and granddogs.

Barbara is survived by her children, Bruce (Debra) Barker of Flint, Sandra DeSmit of West Branch, Raymond (Amanda) Barker of Flint and Randall Barker of North Branch; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews, cousins and many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Bruce Barker Sr.; and second husband, Carl Keehn (and his living family); brothers, Bernard, Victor, Charles and Robert; sister, Mable Ross; daughter-in-law, Charlene Barker; and son-in-law, John DeSmit.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service and luncheon will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the Foster Township Hall, 1968 N. Clear Lake Rd., West Branch, MI 48661.


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