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Obituary for Joyce Arbella Barnes (Kooiman)

Joyce A. Barnes, age 79, of Interlochen, passed away on Sunday April 10, 2022, in the comfort of her home.
Joyce was born on September 13, 1942, in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of the late Peter and Mildred (Matthews) Kooiman.
She was a member of the First Congregational Church of Benzonia.
Joyce enjoyed spending her time gardening, traveling, and visiting with her friends and family.
She is survived by her life partner Robert Ward of Interlochen, MI; children Michael (Tammy) Barnes of Clarkston, MI, Dan (Heidi) Barnes of Maple Valley, WA, and Cheryl (Brian) Nowak of Eaton Rapids, MI; grandchildren Kristine Hammond of South Lyon, MI, Kayla Neidow of Ferndale, MI, David Barnes of Seattle, WA, Matthew Barnes of Ravensdale, WA, Mason Nowak and Megan Nowak both of Eaton Rapids, MI; and great-grandchildren Elliot, Owen, and Ivy Hammond of South Lyon, MI.
Besides her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her husband Roger Barnes; sisters Mary Vodry and Pearl Valentine; and brother Kenneth Kooiman.
A memorial service for Joyce will be held on Saturday May 14, 2022, at 4:00 PM at Oak Grove Funeral Home in Manistee, MI with Pastor Patty Higgins officiating. Family will receive friends from 3:00 PM until the time of service.
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The family has entrusted funeral arrangements with Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Manistee.