Marcella Defena Myers, age 85, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Sturgis Hospital.
She was born March 22, 1924, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter to the late William and Grace Kerns.
Marcella was first married to Elton Barkman and after his passing she married Harold Myers. He also preceded her in death.
She had been employed by Doer Products in Burr Oak, Mich., for 28 years and was a member for 34 years of the Sturgis Moose Lodge and the Capt. John J. Kelley V.F.W. Post #1355.
She enjoyed playing Bingo, playing cards, crossword puzzles, needlepoint, collecting rabbits, and being with people, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are three children, Alta Kane and Glenna Michielsen, both of Burr Oak, and Ivan (Dixie) Barkman of Bronson, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Leola Middleton of Coldwater; two brothers, Herbert Kerns of LaGrange, Ind., and William (Louise) Kerns of Burr Oak.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; seven sisters, and five brothers.
The family will receive friends and relatives from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Homes – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.
Services celebrating the life of Marcella D. Myers will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, in the funeral home with Pastor Michael Cary, officiating. Graveside services will follow in Burr Oak Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be directed to the family, envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.