Barbara Smith

Obituary of Barbara J. Smith

Barbara Jeanne (Mellen) Smith, 91, of Cassopolis, died peacefully Wednesday, July 31, 2019.

She was born March 6, 1928 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Charles and Mable Mellen, Sr.  She married Everett E. Smith August 19, 1950.  He preceded her in death February 3, 1961.

Barbara owned and operated her own beauty salon for fifty years in Niles.  She was active in Pleasant View Church of Christ in Cassopolis.  She had been president of the Howard Community Lions and had sung with the Sweet Adelines.

Barbara had been a resident of Cass County Medical Care Facility for the last four years.  She was vice president of the Residents Board.  Barbara was a very social person and enjoyed bingo and just about any kind of card game.

Barbara will be greatly missed by family and friends.  She is survived by one daughter, Judy Coros; one son, Eddy Eugene Smith; four grandchildren, Jason Eugene Smith, Jeri Jean Cabrera, Kara Smith, Mara Smith; two great grandchildren, Jazlynn Cabrera, Jax Cabrera; one sister, Colleen Poehlman; and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two brothers, Charlie Mellen, Jr., and Roger Mellen.   

The family will observe a private remembrance.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.  Please share a memory or a message online.

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