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Barbara Ann Gideon Derfelt
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Birth: Feb. 2, 1934
Benton Harbor
Berrien County
Michigan, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2004
Benton Harbor
Berrien County
Michigan, USA

02 February 1934 - 11 November 2004

BENTON HARBOR -- Barbara Ann Derfelt, 70, of Benton Harbor, passed away Thursday, Nov. 11, 2004, at her home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 15 at Kerley-Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with the Rev. Jeff Oliver officiating.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial may be made to Hospice at Home or the American Cancer Society.

Those wishing to share a memory or sign the guest book online may do so at

Mrs. Derfelt was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Benton Harbor to Leon P. and Florence (Lewis) Gideon.

She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a bachelor of arts degree.

On Sept. 3, 1954, she married her husband, Grant Derfelt and together they owned and operated the popular Barensten Candy Company for many years.

Barbara was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Mrs. Derfelt is survived by her daughter, Susan (Robert) Bandsma of Coloma; her son, David (Chris) Derfelt of Franklin, Mass.; three grandchildren -- Sarah, Adam and Emily Derfelt; one brother, Robert (Sally) Gideon of St. Joseph and her special Aunt Janie Thompson of Tuscon, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Grant Derfelt March 18, 2004.

Herald-Palladium, The (St. Joseph, MI)
Date: November 14, 2004

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Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By

DERFELT, BARBARA A 02 Feb 1934 - 11 Nov 2004 (V) 70 49022 (Benton Harbor, Berrien, MI) 49022 (Benton Harbor, Berrien, MI) Michigan

DERFELT, GRANT W 02 Jul 1932 - 18 Mar 2004 (V) 71 49022 (Benton Harbor, Berrien, MI) (none specified) Missouri

GIDEON, LEON P 05 May 1902 - 12 Aug 1998 (V) 96 49022 (Benton Harbor, Berrien, MI) (none specified) Michigan

GIDEON, FLORENCE 09 May 1905 - 25 Sep 1992 87 49022 (Benton Harbor, Berrien, MI) (none specified) Michigan


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  Grant W Derfelt (1932 - 2004)*
*Calculated relationship
Cremated, Other.
Created by: Orlena
Record added: Jul 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73802416

Rest In Peace
- Orlena
 Added: Jul. 23, 2011

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