|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1925|
|Death: ||Aug. 22, 2011|
Phyllis, 85, of Woodland, died peacefully at River Inn of Sunfield on Monday, August 22, 2011.
Phyllis was born to Hubert and F. Mae (Woodman) Barnum.
She attended Barnum School and graduated from Woodland High School in 1943. While attending school in Woodland, she met her sweetheart and husband of sixty-three and a half years Vernon Baitinger.
Phyllis worked as a secretary at Hastings Manufacturing upon graduation. She managed Parmalee's Department Store in Hastings for many years and spent over thirty years as a realtor in the Barry County area. Phyllis sold real estate until she was eighty years old.
She loved to play many kinds of cards, and played in many bridge clubs over the years. Phyllis attended Zion Lutheran Church of Woodland all of her married life. She was one of the first women Lion members of the Woodland Lions Club.
Her parents, husband, brother-in-law, Richard Allerding, and her granddaughter, Tammy Makley preceded Phyllis in death.
Phyllis is survived by her children, Mary (Ken) Makley, Michael Baitinger, and Buffy (Duane) Meyers; seven grandchildren, Chris (Kami) Makley, Jon (April) Makley, Jason (Michele) Makley, Chad (Hedi) Baitinger, Adam Baitinger, Orianna Ramos, and Emil Meyers; eleven great grandchildren; her sister, Vivian Allerding; and also some very special friends at Classic Reality.
Funeral Services for Phyllis were conducted on Friday, August 26, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, Woodland with Pastor Jonathan E. Reid, officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in Phyllis's name to Zion Lutheran Church Endowment Fund or Grace Hospice of Okemos
Hubert A Barnum (1902 - 1980)
Fanny Mae Woodman Barnum (1902 - 1999)
Vernon A Baitinger (1924 - 2008)
Woodland Memorial Park
Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
Record added: Aug 23, 2011
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