Barbara Mackey

July 2, 1935 - July 6, 2018
Traverse City, MI

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Hospice of Michigan
10850 E. Traverse Hwy., Suite 1155
Traverse City, MI 49684
(888) 247-5701
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Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
3963 3 mile Rd. N
Traverse City, MI 49686

designate, Meals on Wheels

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Barbara Jeanine Mackey

Passed away into life eternal on July 6, 2018.

Born in Traverse City on July 2,1935 Barb was proud of her Traverse City Heritage going back to the Old Mission settlement. She was preceded in death by her Husband Gerald E Mackey, parents Harry and Margaret Barnes, and sister Linda (Barnes) Palmer.

Barb is survived by her children: Robert Mackey (Gloria), of Hulbert, MI, and William Mackey (Patricia) of Traverse City, MI, brother: Benjamin Barnes (Edna) of Traverse City, Grandchildren: Amy, Brook and Jessica and Great Grandchildren, Nieces, Nephews, and Long Time Friend Wanneta Knowles.

She is remembered by many as the lady behind the candy counter at Geyers party Haus where she worked for many years. She also worked for Traverse Area public schools as a Bus Aide. She loved being a stay at home mom until her youngest was in school and then she loved the children getting candy at the store and the kids she helped on her bus. She loved the Tigers, the Lions and the Beach and will be missed by family and friends.

Private family services will be held. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Michigan, designate Traverse City or to Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, designate Meals on Wheels. Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family. The family chose the new location for Life Story Funeral Home at 400 W. Hammond Rd., Traverse City, Michigan.