Official Obituary of

Kay Florence (Spear) Barber

September 20, 1939 ~ February 22, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Kay Barber Obituary

Mrs. Kay Florence Barber (Spear), age 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, February 22, 2024.  She was born on September 20, 1939 in Marlette (Snover), Michigan to Ila Coykendall (Barrons) and Seth Spear.  On August 22, 1964, Kay married Larry Lee Barber and moved to Fremont, Michigan to raise their family.  Kay attended and was involved in ministry at First Baptist Church in Fremont.  She loved to plan Christmas, Easter and Bible School programs throughout her time at First Baptist.  She was passionate about the use of puppets to spread the gospel and did VBS programs at several churches across Michigan.  She had a love for the Awana program because of the impact it had on bringing young people to Christ. She was involved in many women’s programs at First Baptist but she would consider one of her greatest ministries was to certain special women to her in the area of spiritual warfare.

She is survived by her three children, Cheryl Lynn (Eric) Steele of Holland, Michigan, Rae Ann (Patrick) Dake of Sparta, Michigan, and her son, Robert Larry Barber of White Cloud, Michigan; 8 grandchildren: Sam, Sophia & Zachary Steele, Allana (Derek) Rossell, Alexis (Shawn) Baker, Patyn Paige Dake, Drew Dake, and Tara Barber; 2 great grandchildren, Jameson Rossell and Carter Baker; her sister Judy (Jim) Engelmann of Davison, Michigan, and other in-laws, cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, brother and husband.

The funeral service will be held on Monday, February 26, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fremont, Michigan with Dr. Steve Witter officiating. Family visitation will be prior to the service at 11:00 a.m. at the church. A luncheon will follow at the church at 1:00 p.m.  All are invited to attend. The graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Fremont.

Plants are preferred over flowers. 

Suggested Memorials:  First Baptist Church Awana Program, Bibles International, or Jews for Jesus.

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February 26, 2024

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Fremont
51 W. Oak Street
Fremont, MI 49412

Funeral Service
February 26, 2024

12:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Fremont
51 W. Oak Street
Fremont, MI 49412


First Baptist Church of Fremont Awana Program
51 W. Oak Street, Fremont MI 49412

Bibles International
609 36th Street SE, Grand Rapids MI 49548
Web: http://

Jews for Jesus
60 Haight Street, San Francisco CA 94102-5895


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