Barbara Whitely

Barbara Ann Whitely


Barbara Ann Whitely, 83, of Charlotte, MI, died May 9, 2014.   She was born on December 14, 1930 to Faye and Emily (Ptacek) Wright in Owosso, MI.  She was employed the State of Michigan's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, retiring in the late 1990's.   Barbara's sports interest began with following her kids with their local games of various sports.  She was an avid Michigan State Spartan fan, Detroit Tiger's fan, and enjoyed following golf.  She loved to go to the casino as well as Bingo at the Eagles.  She was married for over 25 years to Jack Whitely. 

Barbara is survived by her children, Cindy (Ken) Stiver of Crown Point, Indiana;  John (Kim) Whitely of Charlotte; Tom (Belinda) Whitely of Coldwater;  Bill Whitely of Olivet;  Mike (Nicole) Whitely of Charlotte; 15 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Kay Collamer; and daughter-in-law, Bobbi Jo Whitely. 

Private family services will be held.  Memorials are suggested to the Eaton Community Palliative Care.  The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Family and friends are encouraged to share remembrances and condolences online in Barbara's Book of Memories at


Funeral Home

Pray Funeral Home, Inc.
401 West Seminary Charlotte, MI 48813
(517) 543-2950

Published in Lansing State Journal on May 13, 2014