|Birth: ||Feb. 2, 1934|
|Death: ||Nov. 11, 2004|
BARBARA ANN GIDEON DERFELT
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 www.starks-menchinger.com.
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
Grant W Derfelt (1932 - 2004)*
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Record added: Jul 23, 2011
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Added: Jul. 23, 2011