Barbara Ann Duffield

DUFFIELD, Barbara Ann of Kalamazoo, MI, age 83, departed this Earth on July 23, 2021 after a long and determined struggle against various illnesses. Barbara Ann was born January 18, 1938 in East Liverpool, OH to Joseph Celinscak and Barbara Koss. A loyal friend, mother, and extra loving grandmother and wife, Barbara Ann made a special effort to keep in touch with longtime friends and family. Food, particularly sweets, were a staple for many gatherings and created some of her fondest memories. She enjoyed the adventure of trains, finding new hotels, and shopping.

Barbara Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Dennis; siblings: Joseph Celinscak and Kathleen Molchan; and grandson: Cody Duffield.

Surviving are her children: David (Kimberly) Duffield, Jeffrey Duffield (betrothed Michone), Denise Duffield (Michael Collins), and Barbara Duffield (Adam Sloane); grandchildren: Anna (betrothed Aj), Andrew, Tyler, Joshua, Cameron, and Brody; great-granddaughter: Ella Mae; and nephew and niece: Michael Molchan and Patricia Strecker.

Please join us at a Life Story Visitation on Thursday (JULY 29) 4-7PM at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900. The Rosary will be recited at 4PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday (JULY 30) 11 AM at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Mattawan. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family are asked to share their own special stories of Barbara Ann on her webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com. Donations in her memory may be made to Feeding America West Michigan.