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Notes for Phyllis L. BARNUM

From an unnamed contemporary newspaper: Phyllis L. Baitinger, age 85, of Woodland, died peacefully at River Inn of Sunfield on Monday, August 22, 2011.
Phyllis was born in November 16, 1925, in Carlton Township, Barry County, 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.
Visitation will be held from 5 8 pm on Thursday, August 25, 2011 at Koops Funeral Chapel Lake Odessa. Funeral Services for Phyllis will be conducted at 11 am on Friday, August 26, 2011 at Zion Lutheran Church, 6338 Velte Road, Woodland with Pastor Jonathan E. Reid, officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

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