Barbara Jean (Strange) Shinevare

  • Born: November 25, 1932
  • Died: January 23, 2020
  • Location: Hart, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Barbara Jean (Strange) Shinevare of Hart, MI

Barbara, age 87, previously of Knoxville, TN and Monroe, Ludington, and Richland, MI, passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Evelyn Strange; husband, Arthur F. Shinevare; son, James Shinevare and sisters, Virginia (Ebby) Hans, Nancy Esslinger and Lynn Garner.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Barbara Doyle, Robert and Anita Shinevare, and John (Michael) and Debra Shinevare; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jerry) Hale, Chelsea (Brian) Mangrum, Alana Doyle, Alexis (Bradley) Johnson, Timothy Shinevare and Bradley Shinevare; great-grandchildren, Olivia and Warren Hale and Zachry Johnson and brothers, John Strange and Mac Strange. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Suzanne (Tim) Cashen and Emily Shinevare; brother-in-law, Michael Shinevare and many nieces and nephews.

The Funeral Liturgy to celebrate Barbara's life will be held on Wednesday, January 29th at 11:00 a.m. in the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home& Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D Avenue (M-89) with Father Max Nightingale, officiating. Barbara's family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time and immediately following the service during a luncheon at the funeral home. Private, family interment will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, MI.

Special thanks to the Oceana County Medical Care Facility (Alzheimer's Care Unit) for the loving care provided to Barbara for the past three years.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences. In the short time, I have known Barbara; she began a dear friend and such a blessing that I will forever miss. May the soul of Barbara rest in peace.

Posted by Kendra Lifer - MI   January 28, 2020

Rest in peace 'Ma'.

It is my pleasure to meet, and be connected with the Shinevare family. I remember when I first met her, she insisted I call her 'Ma' so for over 45 years I was honored to call her Ma. With the loss of my mother at an early age, in here gentle southern way, she became an encouraging role model.
She was always there, supporting, smiling and making sure that my friends and I were fed. Through my college years there was always a note, a birthday card and an invitation to visit to ensure I was doing well. Into marriage and career, she was there supporting and encouraging at every turn.
Her gentle smile and welcoming hospitality will surely be missed by all.

With much love and thankfulness,


Posted by Tom Lathers - MI - Family Friend   January 28, 2020

May you rest in peace Barbara
God bless and keep you.
Your Cousin Tommy Strange.

Posted by Thomas Strange - Atennas Costa Rica - Family   January 26, 2020

We love you very much. Mac & Peggy strange

Posted by Mac Strange - Knoxville, TN   January 26, 2020