Barbara Jean Swanson

April 11, 1938April 18, 2014
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Barbara Jean Swanson, age 76, passed away unexpectedly and rose into the arms of the Lord on Good Friday, April 18, 2014. Barbara was born on April 11, 1938 in Montague, MI. She enjoyed playing cribbage with her friends at Crosswinds Senior Center, volunteering at several organizations, and the relationships she built while attending Fellowship Reformed Church and Orchard View Congregational Church. Barbara will be lovingly remembered by her children: James F. (Melissa) Flannery Jr., Vicki (Skip) Passenier, Jacqueline (Steven) Schrader; step-daughter, Christine (Don) Hudson; grandsons: James F. Flannery III, Joshua (Mary) Schrader, Kyle L. Passenier; granddaughters: Amanda L. Flannery, Heather (Melissa) DeNio; great granddaughters: Scarlett Schrader, Penelope Schrader; great grandson, Alex DeNio; siblings: Louis Baker, Steven (Lynn) Baker, Elizabeth (Ron) Brown, Mark (Cathy) Baker, Mary Cousins; sister-in-law, Judy (Janice) Pearce. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald Lee Swanson; brother, Charles Baker. A memorial service will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Ever Rest Funeral Home & Chapel (1783 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon) with a luncheon to follow at the funeral home. The family will receive visitors one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements under the direction of Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel, Muskegon, MI.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 26, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, April 26, 2014

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April 18, 2015

jim and sisters, It was nice to see your Mon's picture again and read about her. I'm glad this came up on our computer. I hope that all is going well for everyone. Enjoy the springtime. God bless. Bill & Avis Randall.

Bill and Avis Randall

April 25, 2014

Friends and caring words are a blessing but only God can comfort one's heart. We wish for you God's peace and presence. Jesus is a never failing friend. We can lean on Him always. Accept our words of sympathy, knowing that we care. Pastor Bill and Avis Randall

Robin & Rick Massey

April 23, 2014

Today and always may loving thoughts and memories bring you comfort and peace. Barb was a fun-loving lady and will be sadly missed by all. You are all in my thoughts as you go through this trying time in your life.

Janet Moser

April 22, 2014

To my cousins in Michigan, big heartfelt hugs being sent your way from Washington. We are thinking about you and remembering the times we spent with Barb. Loved all the photos.

Paula ( Billman ) Carroll

April 22, 2014

Jim , Vicki , and Jackie, Im so very sorry to hear about the loss of your mom . Sending prayers and hugs to all of you during this very sad time in your life. R.I.P. Barb

April 22, 2014

Jim, Vickie,& Jackie, so sorry about your mom, she'll be missed. Remember the good times over the years. Love Dan and Bev

April 22, 2014

Barb was a joy to have as a friend. She made a point to talk to me when she was volunteering at the Johnson Cancer Center. Her passing will leave a large hole at Orchard View Church.
Janette Frazine, Orchard View Church

Al & Sharon Zerns

April 21, 2014

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time of sorrow. Lean on the Lord heavy at this time.

Debbie Randall

April 21, 2014

Jim and family - sorry to here about your mom's passing. She was such a nice lady. Praying for you all during this difficult time.

Angela Wood

April 21, 2014

Jim - I heard about your mom's passing this morning in Church. My heart goes out to you and your family on your loss. I loved your mom - she was full of love and kindness and always willing to serve the Lord in anyway she could. She will be missed. I am praising God that she is with Him resting now.
Angie Wood