Ever Rest Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel

1783 East Keating Ave, Muskegon, MI


Barbara Ann Wakefield

May 26, 1939February 8, 2020

Barbara Ann Wakefield, 80, of Muskegon, MI, passed away on February 8th, 2020. Barbara was born on May 26, 1939 to Anthony and Barbara Habian in Harrietta, Michigan.

After graduating from Mesick High School, Barbara married first husband Robert Boyer Sr. Together they had 4 children, Sherry Rossi-Schmitt (Larry), Terry (Barb) Boyer, Robert Boyer Jr, and Alan (Jan) Boyer. She was adored by 13 loving grandchildren, Crystal, Jonathan, Brittany, Shelby, Christopher, Brandi, Jonathan, Brandon, Alexis, Erica, Robert III, Becky and Alan. Barbara was also blessed with 11 loving great-grandchildren, Lucas, Remington, Hannah, Zachariah, Xadrian, Camden, Eva, Brody, Silas, Landen and Caliope. Barbara had a passion, love and zest for playing many musical instruments, but her favorite was the accordion. She enjoyed playing and singing at many Muskegon jamboree's and the community she resided in. She will be in our hearts FOREVER...

There will be a visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 6pm to 8pm at Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel (1783 E Keating Ave, 49442), and a memorial service Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 11am also at Ever Rest with a luncheon to follow at Free Methodist Church (1400 E Hile Rd, 49441).


  • Visitation Tuesday, February 11, 2020
  • Memorial Service Wednesday, February 12, 2020
  • Luncheon Wednesday, February 12, 2020


Barbara Ann Wakefield

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Sherry Rossi-Schmitt

February 16, 2020

Saturday night while I held Momma's hand and I was praying & singing to her ...Momma took Jesus's hand and left all of her pain and suffering behind. Throughout her life, whether it be trials or happiness, music lifted her up like nothing else could. Earlier last week she spoke about her music and all of the instrument she taught her self to play. She mentioned once when she took music lessons to learn how to play the harp. I remember it was a brief time but she did give it a try for a bit and decided that it was the one instrument she could not master. Because of MY Faith, I believe she is in heaven, an angel playing her accordion AND A harp along with all of her other instruments and singing praises to our God. I love you Momma, play music for all of heaven to enjoy for eternity.