Raymond George Barley

March 1, 1937September 23, 2013

Raymond George Barley, aged 76, went to be with his Lord on September 23, 2013. He was born on March 1, 1937 in Leelanau County, Michigan to Milford and Eunice (Bohlk) Barley. He was preceded in death by his parents, and an infant sister. Surviving are his wife Jo Ann Aenis whom he married on July 31, 1960, their children; Belinda Susan (David) Schuelke, Steven Edward (Aimee) Barley, Mary Kate (Jeff) Jenkins, grandchildren; Cassandra, Annabelle, Mariah Schuelke, Mitchell and Rebecca Potter, Micah Scott Jenkins, and his brother Robert Keith Barley. Raymond honorably served his country from 1960-1964 with The United States Army, and over the years Raymond was employed by Oleson’s Food Stores, The City of Cadillac, Amway Corp., The City of Grand Rapids, and in retirement he also worked for the West Michigan Whitecaps. He was an active member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Please join his family at the church (2727 5 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan) on Friday, September 27, 2013 for visitation from 10-11am, immediately followed by the Funeral Service at 11am with Pastor Tom Bartzsch officiating. Interment in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Traverse City, Michigan. Please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Raymond to The American Diabetes Association or The Messiah Lutheran Church Organ Fund.


  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, September 27, 2013

Raymond George Barley

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Helen (Haring) Gibson

October 2, 2013

JoAnn, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Shirley & Ron Ensign

September 26, 2013

Our hearts are filled with sorrow for the loss of your beloved Ray,We will miss our big hearted friend.May God wrap his loving wings of comfort around you and your family with
heart warming memories.Our deepest condolences.

Kris Zelasko

September 25, 2013

I am so sorry to hear about Ray. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Steve and Aimee and kids Barley

September 25, 2013

We will miss you

Toni & Bob Rose

September 25, 2013

You and your family are in our hearts and prayers.

Elaine England

September 24, 2013

JoAnn, so sorry about Ray. We remember the times spent in E-town Kentucky and Fort Knox. Rest is peace. Ron & Elaine, MI

Joanne Riedl

September 24, 2013

I am so sorry about Ray, and how ill he was. I remember what a nice conversation and visit we had at your last big anniversary party, and that is how I will remember him. God bless you and your family.

Rick Jenkins

September 24, 2013

Mrs. Barley, Mary Kate and family, please accept my condolences on the loss of Mr. Barley. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

June VanWingen

September 24, 2013

Jo Ann,
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Donna Justice

September 24, 2013

JoAnn- I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you to provide you comfort and peace.