Barbara Jean Starkweather (born Seeley)

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Gender: Female

Date of Birth: August 28, 1954

Date of Death: October 6, 1999

Birth Place: Battle Creek, MI

Death Place: Charlotte, MI

Barbara Jean Starkweather

Barbara Jean (Seeley) Starkweather, 45, of Olivet died Oct. 6, 1999 at Hayes Green Beach Hospital, Charlotte, after a three-year battle with cancer.

Mrs. Starkweather was born Aug. 28, 1954 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Paul and Shirley (Van Syckle) Seeley of Bellevue. She graduated from Bellevue High School in 1972 and attended Wright Beauty Academy in Battle Creek, from which she received her beautician’s license. Mrs. Starkweather was employed by Felpausch Express Mart where she worked part-time for six years and was assistant manager for 10 years, later transferring to the Bellevue Felpausch, where she was employed for approximately two years. She enjoyed line dancing with her friends, crafts and decorating her home for the holidays. She collected chickens and Beanie Babies, was an avid Olivet football fan and enjoyed attending baton competitions with her daughter. She married Bob Starkweather Jr. on April 25, 1975.

She is survived by her husband, Bob; one daughter, Heather at home; one son, Ryan Starkweather of Olivet; her parents, Paul and Shirley Seeley Sr.; two sisters, Linda Seume and Terry Wesner of Bellevue; one brother, Paul Seeley Jr., of Bellevue; her in-laws, Bob and Alida Starkweather Sr. of Charlotte; and two sisters-in-law, Sue Hayward of Texas and Wendy Carpenter of Wyoming.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Harold and Velma VanSyckle, Hazel Hales, and Marie Gamble.

Services were Oct. 9 at the Bellevue United Methodist Church. Interment was in the Bosworth Cemetery, Olivet.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Olivet Athletic Boosters.

Arrangements were made by the Shaw Funeral Home, Lehman Chapel, Bellevue.

Published in the Charlotte Shopping Guide (Eaton County, Michigan)