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Josephine J. (Barnes) Halladay

March 7, 1938 ~ March 7, 2019 (age 81)

Passed away on March 7, 2019 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo. Josephine was born on March 7, 1938, in Albion, MI, the daughter of James and Eleanor (Miller) Barnes. Josephine was a lifelong resident of the area graduating from Lakeview High School. Before retiring from Checker Motors in 1993, as a Press Operator she was one of the best waitresses at Spa Steakhouse raising her two daughters on her earnings.  Josephine enjoyed restoring antique furniture and was educated in interior design and helped her family and friends with décor ideas. Surviving are her daughters, Victoria L. ( Will ) Betit and Dana (Cecil Frailey) Hatfield; 3 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Shirley Barnes- Boyer and her beloved grandparents who raised her and her sister, Sam and Mary Miller. Visitation will be held Saturday, March 9, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens Chapel with a committal service to follow at 1:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

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