Print Obituary

Barbara Miller

Barbara A. Miller, age 89, of Jenison, was called to her heavenly home on Friday, November 29, 2019, and now is reunited with her husband of 60 years, William. She was also preceded in death by her son, Michael A. Miller, and her sister, Shirley Benham Tyndall. Barbara was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who cherished her family. She was blessed with a warm and inviting personality that could instantly make a friend. She was a secretary for 25 years at Jackson Park Jr. High School and later worked at the Wyoming Public Schools Administration Building. Barbara and her husband enjoyed their summers at Hamlin Lake and winters in Florida. Many fun memories were made with family and friends. She used her time and talents in various ways including volunteering at Never Give Up Stroke Club, organizing bus trips at Sunset Manor, and serving her Lord with her time and talents at church. She was involved at Georgetown Township Library with “Friends of the Library” group, working at the various book sales throughout the year and serving with whatever task was needed.  She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Dennis Dykhouse, grandchildren, David and Karen Dykhouse, Lisa and Joshua Gies, Jeffrey and Allison Dykhouse, Jennifer Dykhouse, Kasey and Joseph Bartholomew, Scott and Amanda Brookhouse, Ryan  and Amy Stroup, Katie Vannette; 14 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Dean Tyndall; niece, Marianne Cummings and Joseph Bordley, nephew, John and Emily Tyndall. A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11 am at St. Paul’s Anglican Catholic Church, 2560 Lake Michigan Dr. NW, Grand Rapids, 49504, with Fr. Richard Bowyer officiating.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the church.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Church or to Sunset Manor Activities Fund.

  1. I have so many fond memories of Barb. I first knew her as the secretary at Jackson Park. Later I worked for the schools as well. Barb also made a connection for my daughter to learn about OT program at WMU. (That career was pursued.). Barb was always, cheerful and helpful. A blessing to our world.

    - Paula Schwartz
  2. Greatly loved and will be missed by so many. Will always value your instructions and love as you guided me on my path. Thank you “sister”.

    - Elizabeth Fuller
  3. Prayers for Barbara and the entire family. Barb and Bill were good people, dearly loved by so many. They were our neighbors for years in Ludington, and the nicest couple one could ever meet. So sorry tor your loss, so grateful that she is once again in Bills loving arms.

    - Dennis and Kathy VanLoozenoord
  4. Thank you for the love and care you have filled us with. Our hearts are heavy, but we love you and know your are at peace and with Uncle Bill.
    Carissa, Jim, Alexandria, Charlie, Margaret and Claire

    - Carissa Sadler
  5. Barb was a delight. She was an incredible prayer warrior and was passionate about doing things for people and the church. Truly her life was a force for good and beauty her whole life. I am so privileged to have known Barb Miller.

    - Tassia Johnson
  6. From Linda, l met Barb in the kitchen at St. Paul’s. My daughter Tassia Johnson introduced us during a Vacation Bible School week & I have that picture with me to this day. Every time I came to St Paul’s we had a good talk & I came to love her very much. Bless her soul, may Light Perpetual shine upon her.

    - Otto & Linda Hooks

Sign the Guestbook