Betty Lou Barrett, age 86, of Akron, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at Bay Shores Senior Center. She was born in Akron on March 13, 1930, daughter of the late Melvin Stanley and Lula Elizabeth (Schweigert) Winter. Betty was a graduate of Unionville High School. She married Earl Knoodle on October 22, 1950. He preceded her in death in 1976. She married Francis Barrett on November 11, 1978. He preceded her in death in 1994. She was also preceded in death by daughter, Brenda Knoodle, brothers Keith Winter and Gene Winter and sisters, Ilene Dippel and Irene Jones, Son-in-law Chris Fischer and special friends, Al Wilde and Lois Kerr.
Betty is survived by her son, James Knoodle (Judy Dippel) of Akron, two daughters, Barbara (Dennis) Montei of Caro and Amy Fischer (Jeff Schmidt) of Bay City, along with two sisters, Donna and Pat. Also surviving are her grandchildren Heidi (Dale) Binder of Smyrna, Tennessee, Jennifer (Tony) Norton of Charlotte, Stacy (Nauramis) Fitzhenry of North Branch, Tyson Fischer and Bryan Smith of Miami, Florida and Kelly Jo Fischer of Miami, Florida; her great grandchildren Caiden, Dawson and Cole Binder of Smyrna, Tennessee, Shannon, Samuel and Silas Norton of Charlotte and Bryce Fitzhenry of North Branch.
She was a member of the Wisner United Methodist Church and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary of Fairgrove. She enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, playing cards and loved going for “ice cream” (casinos). Most precious to her were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her tender spirit leaves a legacy to all who knew her.
The family sends a heartfelt thank you to Bay Shores and Heartland Hospice for their outstanding care and compassion.
Visitation will be at the Kaufman Funeral Home in Bad Axe, Michigan, located at 84 Westland Drive, on Monday, December 26, 2016 from 2-7 pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 11 am at the Wisner United Methodist Church, located at 5375 Vassar Road, Akron, Michigan. The family will also greet visitors at the church on Tuesday from 9 am until the service time at 11 am.
If you wish to offer your condolences to the family, please go to www.kaufmanfuneralhome.com