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Lynn Carol Barbera, age 78, of Holt, formerly of Greenville, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at her home.  The daughter of Robert Bruce & Virgilene Virginia (Harris) Dales, Lynn was born on November 18, 1944 in Lansing.

After her graduating from Greenville Senior High School in 1962, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Michigan State University in 1966 and then began her career as a educator for over 33 years, primarily teaching kindergarten at Northwest Community Schools in Jackson.

On May 28, 1966 she married Donald Edward Barbera and together they enjoyed over 56 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  and a special cousin and her husband, Nancy & Garrett Reer.  Surviving are her husband, Donald Barbera of Holt.

In accordance with Lynn’s wishes, private services will be held at Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville and burial near her parents will follow at Rest Haven Memory Gardens in Belding.

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Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, 616-754-5638.


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  1. Karen Harris Young on December 19, 2022 at 4:12 pm

    I am Lynn’s cousin we graduated together I am so sorry for her passing .

  2. Mary Daniels on December 20, 2022 at 10:55 am

    Dear Don,
    We are so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. We have not seen one another in many years but have fond memories of Lynn and you and of Lynn in high school. All of her high school friends often spoke of Lynn with good memories and wished she was still a part of our gatherings. She will be remembered.
    Fondly, Doug and Mary Daniels

  3. Linda Tanner Strodtman on December 20, 2022 at 7:40 pm

    Don and family,
    Just learned about Lynn’s death. We were classmates at GHS, Class of 1962. May you be comforted by your many years of memories. Blessings and peace.

  4. Myrna Greer on December 21, 2022 at 10:29 am

    We are so sorry to hear of Lynn’s passing. We were friends for many years with her and Don, sharing memories about MSU sports. Lynn was kind and always fun to be around. May she rest in peace.
    Myrna and Derek Greer

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