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Marion Kathleen (Muusse) Barber


1921 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Marion Kathleen (Muusse) Barber Obituary
Marion Kathleen Barber (Muusse), age 93, was peacefully welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Marion was born in Holland on March 10, 1921.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hattie and James Muusse; her sister, Ina June Vander Veer; and brother, Jay Muusse. She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Homer Barber; her children, H. James (Viki), Mark (Karen), Mary Follett (David), Brehm (Helain). She was dearly loved by her 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Her life included considerable volunteer community and church service. She volunteered for the American Cancer Society, was appointed to the White House Council For the Aging, and helped to establish a Holland Senior Center which became Evergreen Commons. She volunteered with her husband, Homer, for the Christian Reformed disaster response, and she was also with Stephen's Ministry. She loved Holland and served as a docent at Windmill Island. Marion had a wide range of creative interests. Her favorite activities included time with her grandchildren, gardening, reading, traveling, sailing, playing piano, singing hymns, and appreciating beautiful sunsets over Lake Michigan.

Homer and the family would especially like to thank the Harderwyk community, Faith Hospice, and the Vista Springs staff for their loving care.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 31, 2014, at Harderwyk Ministries, 1627 West Lakewood Blvd., Holland, with Revs. Henry Admiraal and Jack Stulp officiating. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, March 30, at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St., Holland.

Memorial contributions may be given to Faith Hospice, 2100 Raybrook Avenue SE, Suite 300, Grand Rapids, MI 49546; and World Renew, 2850 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49560. www.langelandsterenberg.com
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Mar. 30, 2014
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