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Barbara Jean (Allen) Lemmons

HURLEY, Wis. - Barbara Jean (Allen) Lemmons, a long-time resident of Hurley, passed away in her sleep early Friday morning, Nov. 17, 2023, at the Villa Maria Health and Rehabilitation Center in Hurley.

She was born on Feb. 4, 1933, a daughter of Harold and Ethel Allen.

Barbara attended a one-room schoolhouse in Coopersville, Michigan. She was raised on a dairy farm and met and married her husband, the Rev. Troy R. Lemmons at the Marne United Methodist Church. She lived her life as a minister's wife and raised three children.

After retiring, Troy and Barbara spent many years living in Desert Hot Springs, California. They both loved exploring the desert and collecting rocks. Barbara was an accomplished artist in oil painting and created numerous arts and crafts, including sewing, knitting and using nature's plants as a medium. Barbara especially enjoyed fishing throughout her life. Late in life, she loved word search and table puzzles.

Barbara was a devout United Methodist and a faithful member of many United Methodist churches as she moved from one church to the next, serving God along with her husband. She was a lady of simplicity and gained satisfaction by following her heart in the care and compassion for others. She found pleasure during times with family and friends, but especially relished quiet times.

Barbara was predeceased by her parents; husband, Troy; and brothers, Charles and Larry.

Barbara is survived by brother, Louie Allen; her son, Samuel (Suzan) Lemmons, and grandchildren, Chad, Troy and Danica, great-grandchild, Samantha; son, Paul (Allison) Lemmons and grandchildren, Emerson and Spencer; and daughter, Ruth (Gary) Kasper, and granddaughter, Tara (Lou) Hendges, and great-grandchild, Dresden.

In accordance with Barbara's wishes, cremation has taken place. She will be buried with her husband at Rosedale Memorial Park Cemetery, 501 Lake Michigan Drive NW, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rite of Committal and inurnment will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Barbara's memory to Wesley United Methodist Church, 500 E. McLeod Ave., Ironwood, MI 49938.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., Wakefield, Michigan. Condolences may be expressed online at

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