Barbara D. Michel
1937 - 2021
Alcorn Funeral Home - Hawthorn
4065 Brookville St #28
Hawthorn, PA
Barbara D. Michel, 84, of Hawthorn, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 surrounded by her children and grandchildren at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born August 14, 1937 in Hawthorn, she was the daughter of the late Darl D. and Iola Rosse (Bashline) Dovenspike.

She was married to the Rev. Gerald W. Michel on June 20, 1957 and he preceded her in death on February 24, 2015.

Barb was active in the church as a youth leader, lay speaker, she played the guitar and the piano for the church, and baked a record breaking 130 pies in one week for the Fayette County Fair food booth. She was a writer and an author who wrote 23 books and had 19 of them published.

She is survived by a daughter, Loni L. Atts of Hawthorn; a son, Christopher P. Michel and his wife, Keli, of Fairmount City; four grandchildren, Tiffany Wested, and her husband, Bill, Jonathan Michel and his fiance', Micki Quinn, Elizabeth Jeffers and her husband, Shane, and Trisha Asche and her husband, Evan; two great-grandchildren, Leighton Michel and Violet Pitt; and a brother, Keith M. Dovenspike and his wife, Kathy, of Hawthorn.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Yvonne Michel; and a brother, Lonnie Dovenspike.

Friends will be received on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 11 a.m at the funeral home, with Pastor Keith Dovenspike officiating.

Interment will take place in the Hawthorn Cemetery.

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4065 Brookville St #28, Hawthorn, PA
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Chris and Loni. I was sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. I have a lot of good memories from the times we spent together. Your families are in the thoughts and prayers this time.
Isabelle Hendershot
August 20, 2021
To Chris, Loni and family - We were surprised and saddened to see the announcement about your mother's passing. Both of your parents were very amazing people in many ways, and it is our prayer that God will wrap His loving arms around each of you and will comfort you with many happy memories and with the knowledge that your mom has now received the healing she trusted Him for! Sending hugs!
Judy Proper
August 20, 2021
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