Age 83, passed away at home on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Barb was born in Kalamazoo on June 26, 1935, the daughter of the late Richard Streeter and Natalie Gates. She was a faithful daughter, wife and mother. Barb was also a hardworking and loyal employee. After retirement, she enjoyed volunteering for various organizations in Kalamazoo and devoting time to helping others in need. Besides her parents, Barb was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph W. Espy; daughter, Kathy Espy; and brother, Richard Streeter. She is survived by her children, Michael (Mary) Espy and Carol McCoy; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters, Sherry Fish and Kay Streeter. No services are scheduled at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Hospice. Family and friends may share a condolence message online at www.joldersma-klein.com.