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Celebration of Life Gathering

Marshall-Gren Chapel
Monday August 3rd, 2020
10:00am - 12:00pm

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Graveside Service

Hillside Cemetery
Monday August 3rd, 2020

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Barbara Mary Darrow

Barbara Darrow, age 97, of Plainwell, passed away on July 24, 2020. Barb was born on January 10, 1923 to Peter & Mary (Alicki) Marciniak. Visit with her family and friends Monday, August 3, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home; Marshall-Gren Chapel; 120 S. Woodhams St. in Plainwell. A graveside committal service will follow at 12:00 p.m. at the Hillside Cemetery. Barb’s family includes her children: Jeanne (Bill) Cooper and Mark (Janyce) Darrow; grandchildren: Keith Darrow, Lisa (Dan) Cox, Lynne (Don) Seibert and Molly (Calvin) VanKeuren-Bragg; 9 great grandchildren as well as an abundance of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Guy and her 11 brothers and sisters. Barb and Guy were big Detroit Tigers fans and attended several opening day games as well as several other games throughout the years. It is fitting that Barb passed away on opening day of the Tigers season. For several years Barb was an integral part of Guys work at the local Hardings Market. She hosted countless employee gatherings. She also enjoyed volunteering for Christian Neighbors. While visiting Barb’s webpage at www.mccowensecord.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. Memorial donations can be made to the Christian Neighbors or Medical Team Hospice. Due to COVID-19 concerns, it is recommended that people that attend please wear mask and observe social distancing, as well as any of the current CDC guidelines imposed on the day of the event.

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loved your mom so much. i will miss her

Patty Bowlby Aug 3 2020 10:35 AM

Taylor and Madison walked over to grandma D's house to eat store bought peanut butter cookies and fig newtons.Grandma was also known for her toy drawer with a red string attached. When we stopped by, Grandma was always watching the Hallmark Channel.

taylor seibert Aug 3 2020 10:26 AM

Jeanne and Mark- So sorry to hear of your mom passing. She was truly a Christian soul. It was a blessing in life to grow up as your neighbor. Guy and Barb were both prime examples of America's greatest generation. Thoughts and prayers. Gregg McClintic

Gregg McClintic Aug 3 2020 5:33 AM

Barb was a great neighbor during our years on Hicks Ave. Such a sweet countenance she had. She will be missed. Sincerely, Herb Ayres

Herbert Ayres Jul 29 2020 2:27 PM

Medium Dish Garden was purchased for the family of Barbara Mary Darrow.

Jul 28 2020 12:52 PM

Our deep condolences to your family. Becky and I enjoyed our interactions with Barb over the years. She helped organize our wedding reception at First Baptist in 1987! I"m sure she did that for many people :) We'll always remember her for her smile, hugs, and encouragement to us! Steve and Becky Swope

Steve Swope Jul 27 2020 9:37 AM

I have such fond memories of Aunt Barb. She was always so welcoming and sweet. Best Sloppy Joe's ever or was it the great people.. Jeanne & Mark (and families) I am so saddened by your loss. I will pray God's strength will help you through. Love, Faith

Faith Peterson Jul 26 2020 8:17 PM

Jeanne and Mark, Our family was sad to hear of the loss of your mother. She was one of the best neighbors we had growing up. We were the only kids on the block allowed to play in their yard and they always give us full size candy bars on Halloween. She was so kind and so sweet to us as kids. Our condolences go out to you and the family and all those who have lost a truly incredible woman. -Wendy, Frankie and Brenna Whitney

Frank Whitney Jul 25 2020 10:22 PM

Dear Jeanne and Mark, Your Mom was always so kind to us as kids. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and playing billiards in the basement. The loss of a parent is very hard but you were fortunate that God let her be with you a goodly time. We will keep you both in our prayers in this time of sorrow. God bless you both. May your Mom rest in Peace. Dan and Jeanne Handley

Daniel Handley Jul 25 2020 9:15 PM

Jeanne and Mark, Im so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was such a sweet lady and always greeted me with a hug whenever I would run into her. And she always looked so pretty and well-put-together! She was a good friend to my mom and they sure enjoyed their Tigers! I remember hearing stories of when your parents and mine would go to Detroit to see the Tigers play at the old Tiger Stadium. Sweet memories of a special lady. Sending my condolences and love to you and your families. Barb Kortes

Barbara Kortes Jul 25 2020 2:14 PM

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