Barbara Jean Babbitt, 76

Barbara Jean Babbitt, 76, of Allegan passed away May 12, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family.  
Barbara was born on April 2, 1938, the daughter of William and Ardis Caywood. She was a lifelong member of Monterey Center United Methodist Church.  
She married her husband, the late Alfred Babbitt, on Sept. 21, 1957. The couple owned and operated A&B Market in Allegan for many years. She loved the Tigers, doing yard work and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Billy and Robert Caywood.
Surviving are her children, Teresa (Bill) Bumgart of Plainwell, Doug (Melissa) Babbitt of Allegan and Kathy (Mark) Norman of Allegan; her grandchildren, Tara (Jake) Drewyor, Trevor (Haley) Bumgart, Tessa (Charles) Crouch, Justin, Jacob, Jenna and Jordan Norman, and Alex and Mollie Babbitt; and her great-grandchildren, Hunter, Jack, Trammell, Gavin, Benjamin and Maisie. Also surviving are her sisters Betty (Jim) Lautenschleger, Nan (Jon) Lautenschleger and her sister-in-law, Bev Caywood.
Immediate cremation has taken place.
A celebration of life will be Saturday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Monterey Center United Methodist Church.  
Memorial contributions can be made to Wings of Hope Hospice, 330 Linn St., Allegan, Michigan  49010.


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