Claudia M. Barrett, age 68, of Kalamazoo, MI passed away peacefully Saturday December 3, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital surrounded by family. Claudia was born May 4, 1948 in Syracuse, NY the daughter of Raymond and Connie (Ciero) Pearson. Claudia was a very special woman that touched hearts and lives of many and will be greatly missed. She retired from Paw Paw Village Police Dept. as the office manager. She enjoyed genealogy, gardening and especially Lake Michigan. Claudia was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Michael Barrett of 26 years; brother, Thomas (Pat) Pearson. Surviving are her sons, Christopher Burnham of Washington, Martin (Audra) Bedecs of Montana, C. Nathan Bedecs of Galesburg; step-son, Dan Barrett of Kalamazoo; step-daughter, Suzi Porter of Galesburg; brothers, Charles (Nancy Baca) Pearson of Kalamazoo, Robert Pearson of Houston, TX; sisters, Susan Joliff of Mishawaka, IN, Cathleen (Stephen) King of Galesburg, Mary (Bill) Allen of Healy, AK; step-sister, Mary Beauchamp of Otsego; grandchildren, Blake, Collin, Christopher, Caleb, Helena, Shaina; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Clara; life-long friend of 60 years, Stephanie (Kloosterman) Bordeaux. Friends will be received 12-2 & 6-8 pm Wednesday Dec. 7, 2016 at Redmond Funeral Home, Kalamazoo where services will be held 11 am Thursday. Interment will be in Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Michigan Cancer Center, Kalamazoo Alano Club or Battle Creek VA Medical Center.