Steffens.Barbara

Posted in Obituaries

Barbara Ann Steffens, 65, of Waldron, Mich., died May 23, 2014, at her home, surrounded by her family and under the care of Great Lakes Hospice. 

She was born Aug. 25, 1948, in Cherokee, N.C., to the late Leonard and Fannie (Smith) Peters. She married Wayne R. Steffens on Dec. 27, 1969, in St. Clair Shores, Mich., and he survives.

Barb and Wayne settled in Waldron in February 2003, moving from Almont, Mich. Barb previously worked at Elco Plastics in Romeo, Mich. She enjoyed gambling at nearby casinos, collecting dolls, and wintering at their home in Ft. Myers Beach, Fla.

In addition to her husband, Barb is survived by a son, Joe Steffens (and fiancée Holly Harley) of Waldron; a granddaughter, Paige Steffens; and her adopted family members, Birdie Harley and Caitlyn Leach.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Wayne, Jr., on March 6, 2012.

Funeral services are planned at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, at Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette, with David Cornwell officiating. Burial will follow in Waldron Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled two hours preceding the service at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Great Lakes Hospice.

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