Barbara Beth McCoy

Age 79, passed away February 22, 2023.  She was born December 28, 1943, in Port Huron, Michigan.  Barbara graduated from Holy Cross High School in Lansing.  She enjoyed going to the casino, crocheting, knitting and making dolls, but her main focus was always her family.  Barbara was selfless and kind, and she loved to laugh.

Surviving are:  her children, Terry Murphy, Colleen Cataline, Lori (Mike) McCord, Brenda Quinn, Sherri (Jeff) Cronin, Tanya (Josh) Western, Jodi (Joe) Guild and Bradley McCoy; 21 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; siblings, Judy Carrigan, Jaqueline Schwartz, Patricia (Tom) Andrews and Phillip Allen.  She was preceded in death by:  her parents, Robert and Marie Allen; brother, Bob Allen; daughter-in-law, Beth Murphy; and brother-in-law, Tom Schwartz.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, where her family will receive friends beginning at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Eve, Inc. or Catholic Charities of West Michigan.

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Joy Suits
March 13, 2023 at 2:38 pm

I am so sad to learn of Barb’s passing. She was a sweetheart and tried to be a helper to her friends and neighbors. I have fond memories of her visits to my office and good conversations about her family that she loved so much. I so admired Jodi for her attention to her Mom and Sherri for always pitching in to help her mom when she had something going with her neighbors. I enjoyed seeing her special jewelry and hearing about lunch with her girl friends and seeing the newest pictures of the grandbabies she was so proud to add to her family. It was sad when she moved but happy for her being in the sunshine of FL. I am so thankful she was part of my life for a while and she left an impression on me by her kindness and care just like she did her family and friends. We have lost a wonderful lady and I know you all are grieving the loss of a mother that really loved her family. We need more Barb’s in the world.


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