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Obituary for Marjorie L. "Marge" Barrett

Barrett, Marjorie “Marge” L., age 102, of Winn, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2024, at Green Acres of Mt. Pleasant.

Services for Marge will take place at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 11 a.m. with Diane Travis and Cindy Green officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow in the Reflections Reception Center. Interment will take place at Union Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral chapel on Monday, February 26, from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Animal Treatment Society or the Winn United Methodist Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

Marge was born on January 19, 1922, in Winn, the daughter of Thelo Howard Gifford and Susan (Hunt) Gifford. While attending Vestaburg High School, she played women’s basketball, was a cheerleader, and graduated as salutatorian of the class of 1941. Marge married Thurman “T.J.” Jack Barrett on May 26, 1946, in Mt. Pleasant. During WWII, she sold bonds and worked at the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation making airplane parts, then was a devoted housewife and homemaker as she and T.J. raised a family. Marge was a member of Winn United Methodist Church, the Rachael Circle (women at church who helped people with meals) and the Experimental Aircraft Association. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, embroidery, quilting, painting, and making and delivering cookies (she was known as the “Cookie Lady”). Marge will be remembered for her love of ketchup and accepting “just half” of whatever food was offered to her, then asking a short while later for the other half. She especially loved her family and cherished any time she got the spend with them.

Marge is survived by her children, Wayne (Ruth) Barrett of Winn, Linda Worgess (Bob Kjorli) of Freeland, and Pam Barrett of Indian River; grandchildren, Cece (Kevin) Kintner of Atlanta, GA, Diane Travis of Grand Rapids, Chris Stovak of Grand Rapids, and Spencer (Ashtin) Barrett of St. Louis; great-grandchildren, Michael (Anne Marie) Allmon, of Atlanta, GA, and Patrick, Sophie and Henry Barrett of St. Louis; great-great-grandchildren, William, Teddy and Callaway Allmon of Atlanta, GA; and many nieces and nephews.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brother, Kenneth Gifford; and sisters, Lucetta Metcalf and Phyllis Hemminger.