Barbara Swain

April 15, 1947 - May 16, 2015
Kalamazoo, MI



Saturday, May 30, 2015
12:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Robert and Barbara's Home

Come and celebrate Barbara's Life!
(Please contact the family for directions to the house)


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

West Michigan Cancer Center
200 North Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 382-2500
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Barbara J Swain, age 67, of Kalamazoo died at her home on Saturday, May 16, 2015 in the accompany of friends and family. She was born on April 15, 1947 in Pontiac and has lived in the area for the last 12 years. Barb was a senior manager for Parker-Abex and retired in 2008. She enjoyed kayaking, riding her bicycle, snow shoeing and making glass mosaics.

Members of her family include her husband Robert, 2 children: Lisa O’Grady and Mark (Kimberly) Swain, 2 grandchildren: Jacob and Matthew, a sister Vickie and her 4 legged furry friends, Yankee and Sassy

There will be a party to celebrate and honor her life on Saturday, May 30th from 12:00 Noon-4 PM at Robert and Barbara's home.

Please visit Barb’s personal memory page at where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center. Arrangements by Life Story Funeral Home, Betzler, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (375-2900).