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Barbara Jean Hartline, age 74, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at home under the loving care of her family, friends, and  Spectrum Health Hospice.  The daughter of Bert O. & Anna Marie (Peterson) Chambers, she was born on April 15, 1943 in Grand Rapids.

On November 10, 1967 she married Alvin Henry Hartline, Jr. and together they raised two children.  Barbara also worked outside the home for the State of Michigan as a Claims Examiner for the Michigan Employment Security Office for 33 years, retiring in 1995 with plans of traveling, trips to the casino and more.  She loved to play in her garden and take care of her flowers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert & Ann Chambers;  her husband, Alvin Hartline, Jr.;  and a brother, John Chambers.  Surviving are two daughters, Shelly & Matt Porter of Morley and Susan & Tim Cole of Sand Lake;  her grandchildren, Jamie (Jeremy) Bockheim, Jessica (Cody) Balkema, Mike (Sabrina) Osburn, Zachary Johnson, Nick Terpstra, Kaitlin Rounds, Abby Cross, Justin (Danielle) Porter, Tara (Denis) Evans, and Josh (Rachael Marrion) Porter;  many great grandchildren;  and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Bonnie Magoon Miller for the care she gave Barbara in her home.  She became a very special friend to Barbara.  Also, to Spectrum Health Hospice for the care and attention that was given to Barbara this past year.

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Barbara's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements were entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Barbara Woods on February 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Prayers for your family at his time of sorrow, God bless you and keep you all safe and strong as you say, see you later and not goodbye for she will always be near!

  2. Susan L. Hartline on February 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Barbara was my Sister-N-Law for 35 years. She often extended her hand to the Hartline Family to come and stay in her home, and to come camping at the River.-á I will always have very fond memories of my times with her and Sonny, and the Girls (Shelley and Sue)!-á She was a very fun and gracious person.-á I still tell everyone, that my best time in my whole life was a day of tubing down the river with my Sister-N-Laws.-á My Prayers go out to her entire Family!!!!! And my Jesus care for her, and give her Joy in Heaven, as she over sees the wonderful Family she has!!!

  3. Kristina m on February 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Prayers to you and your family… barbara will be missed… she was a beautiful person inside and out.. it was always a pleasure taking care of her. She was always smiling and happy.. she will truly be missed.

  4. Pam Mooney on February 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

  5. Pam Mooney on February 27, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Much love and prayers of comfort to you and yours. So very sorry for your loss Shelly and family

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