Barbara Jean (Baird) Green, age 85, of East Leroy, MI, died unexpectedly in transport to the hospital on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 in Battle Creek, MI.
She was born July 8, 1934 in Battle Creek, MI the daughter of Fred Baird and Florence (Kelly) Baird.
Florence later remarried to Dominic Michela and had three sons.
Barbara was a lifelong Battle Creek resident. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1953.
She worked for 16 years on the packing line packaging cereal at Kellogg's of Battle Creek.
She married David Veril Green in Battle Creek, MI on February 26, 1955;he preceded her in death on October 18, 2007.
She is survived by two sons: David Jay Green of East Leroy, MI; John E. (Marijke Rathke) Green of Battle Creek, MI; two grandchildren: Kristin N. & Ben Krebs of Battle Creek and Sean E. Green of Battle Creek, MI; two great grandchildren: Zachary Krebs and Emily Krebs; two brothers: Paul Michela and John Michela both of Battle Creek, MI; and a sister-in-law: Norma Ludlow of Battle Creek, MI.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother: Edward Michela and a sister: Lavon Frary.
She enjoyed watching TCT and was a devout Christian, she was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, all she wanted to do was going to church, she enjoyed gardening and making cherry and blueberry pies, she was a member of the Grain Millers Local Union with Kellogg’s.
Visitation will be held at the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Monday, May 4, 2020 from 9-11AM and funeral services will follow at 11 am in the Bachman Funeral Chapel with Pastor James L. Sparks officiating. Burial will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to: Inasmuch House, 27 Green Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014. Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service, a member by invitation Selected Independent Funeral Homes. (269)965-5145 www.bachmanhebble.com