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Barbara Jean Ellsworth

MERRIWEATHER, Mich. - Barbara Jean Ellsworth, 81, passed at her home in Merriweather on Wednesday, April 29, 2020, after complications related to cancer.

Barbara was born April 13, 1939, in Traverse City, to Sally and John Rosinski. She was a loving wife and homemaker for her children, grandchildren, and cared for several members of the community.

On Feb. 27, 1954, she united in marriage with Rodney Ellsworth Sr., in Bruce Crossing. They recently enjoyed their 66th wedding anniversary this past February.

Barbara absolutely loved her fashion and jewelry, and was always known for being best dressed. Everyone that knew her, adored her fiery, fun-filled personality. She will greatly be missed by her family, friends and community.

She is survived by her husband, Rodney Ellsworth Sr., of Merriweather; her brother, John Rosinski; three children, Rodney (Cindy) Ellsworth Jr., Toni (Jim) Larson and Zina (Mike) Ellsworth; five grandchildren, Tobi (Jason) Trotochaud, Monica Lassio, AJ Ellsworth, Autumn (Roly) Roldan and Taylor Larson; and four great-grandchildren, Lexi and Joey Trotochaud, Roryk and Mia Roldan, with one more on the way.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A small, private family gathering was held to honor Barbara.

Arrangements were made by Lakeside Memorial Chapel.