Obituary for Barbara Jean Probst (Walker)
Barbara J. Probst, age 85, of Battle Creek, MI died Monday, April 3, 2017 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.
Barbara was born November 20, 1931 in Battle Creek to Clyde and Mabel (Hoffman) Walker. Barbara was a 1950 graduate of Nashville High School. Barbara married Wilbur Probst in 1955 and they resided in Dowagiac until his death in 1999. Barb was an Avon Lady for many years, loved kids and babysat many kids over the years as well as being a homemaker. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Dowagiac from 1980 until 2011 when she could no longer attend due to medical reasons. She enjoyed her church family and activities. Barbara also enjoyed listening to old country music, dancing, picking and canning fruit, attending fairs and taking walks, but most of all LOVED playing bingo. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (David) Melton, of Dowagiac, sons, Floyd Probst, of Paw Paw, and Darrell (Becky) Probst, of Marysville, WA, four grandchildren: Valerie (Steve) Trent, Joshua (Brandi Wright) Melton, Cody (Hailey) Probst, and Kyle Probst and three great grandchildren: Kinsley Probst, Austin and Dylan Trent, and a sister, Gladys Walters, of Battle Creek. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Wilbur Probst. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday, April 10 at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Home at 223 N. Bedford Rd., Battle Creek. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday at the funeral home. Graveside committal will be held at 2:30 pm at the Plum Grove Cemetery, Porter Township, Michigan. Memorials may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association or American Lung Association. To leave a memory or condolence, please visit Barbara’s webpage at www.bachmanhebble.com.