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Barbara Elaine (Gardner) Way


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Barbara Elaine (Gardner) Way Obituary
Barbara Elaine (Gardner) Way, age 79, went peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Aug. 1, after a brief illness. Barbara was born on Feb. 16, 1939, in Port Huron, MI, to Gerald and Margarette (Patrick) Gardner.
She grew up in Port Huron and met the love of her life there, Kenneth Way. She attended St. Paul Bible College (now Crown College) in St. Paul, MN. Barbara was a retired bank teller, having worked for several banks. She was a former member of the Cornerstone Alliance Church in Pontiac, MI, where she served as church pianist and other musical ministries. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in West Branch, MI.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Ken Way of Gladwin, MI; daughters, Rebecca (Steve) Rine of Gladwin and Connie (Mike) Brown of Byron, MI; sisters, Gail Smith of Brown City, MI and Martha (David Sr.) McLaren of Peck, MI; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her father, Rev. Gerald Gardner; mother, Margarette (Patrick) Gardner; sister, Linda Gardner, and son, Timothy B. Way.
Visitation was at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch on Friday, Aug. 3. A viewing and funeral was held at Calvary Baptist Church in West Branch on Saturday, Aug. 4. She was interred at Calvary Baptist Cemetery. Pastor Tom Teall officiated.
Donations can be made to Calvary Christian Academy, 235 Minzer Ct., West Branch, MI 48661.
Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.
Published in Gladwin County Record and Beaverton Clarion on Aug. 8, 2018
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