Barbara Jean (Esch) “Shurlow” Bell
Barbara Jean (Esch) “Shurlow” Bell, age 71 of Wyoming, Michigan passed away on Friday, March 6, 2014 at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing. She was born on April 19, 1942 in Remus, Michigan, the daughter of Cecil and Rita (Thompson) Esch. She was raised in the Millbrook area and attended Blanchard Public Schools.
Barbara was employed as a Pharmacy Technician in Holland; this is where she met her husband, Kenneth Lee Bell, whom she married in Grand Rapids in1990. She enjoyed running, kayaking, writing journals, camping and participating in the Huntington’s support group meetings.
Barbara is survived by three children: Don (Gail) Shurlow of Lakeview, Dave (Kari) Shurlow of Lowell and Wendy (Dave) Leonard of Lakeview; a son-in-law, Greg Perkins of McBride; 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ella “Peg” Childs of Perrinton, two sister-in-laws: Ann Voss of Blanchard and Jeanette Voss of Canadian Lakes.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents: Cecil and Rita; her husband, Ken Bell; a daughter, Kimberlie Perkins and siblings: Duane, Don and John Voss and Arlene Ostby.
A funeral service in memory of Barbara has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel, 9977 W. Howard City-Edmore Road, Lakeview with Chaplain David Blauw officiating. A visitation will be held from 12 noon to 1 pm. (one hour prior to the service). Interment will be in Pine River Cemetery in Blanchard.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made payable to: Huntington’s Disease Society of America - Michigan Chapter, P.O. Box 21037, Lansing, Michigan 48909.
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