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Jeanette Iris (Miller)  Barve

Jeanette Iris (Miller) Barve
  • August 25, 1945 - October 26, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“I really just found out about this! I'm saddened by this as I have very good memories of painting ceramics with the crew and my grandmother on kids...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Sarah Babbitt - Bellevue, MI

“Dear Barve and Miller Family, I am truly sadden for your loss. I have known Jeanette and Jerry for many years through the Monday Night Ceramics...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Candace Corbin - Battle Creek, MI

“The best neighbors (Jeanette & Jerry). We have always been there for each other. Will be a big void in our neighborhood. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Tom Buys - Battle Creek, MI

“Spending time at your place with you and Jerry when we were kids, were the most fun..thank you.. rest in peace Jeannette. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Marlyn (Back) Castner - Portage, MI

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Jeanette Iris Barve, 74, a lifelong Battle Creek resident died peacefully at her residence, with her caregiver and friend at her side, on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

Jeanette was born August 25, 1945 in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of Henry J.L. and Hazel K. (Bradd) Miller. She graduated from Pennfield High School and was employed as a special needs bus driver for Battle Creek Public Schools and retired after 36 years. She was also a bus driver for Calhoun Action Agency as a Federal Government employee.

Jeanette Iris Miller was united in marriage to Gerald Edward Barve on November 7, 1964 in Battle Creek. Jeanette was preceded in death by "Jerry" her husband of 53 years on June 30, 2017. Surviving are two brothers, Martin (Charlene) Miller of Battle Creek, MI, James (Sharlene) Miller of Bellevue, MI; several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families and a special friend and caregiver, Karen Vanderwall. In addition to her husband, Jerry, Jeanette was also preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.

Jeanette attended and was an active member of Maple United Methodist Church. She enjoyed making and selling ceramics; and she had a hobby "business" called "Barn Ceramics" that she operated since 1976. She enjoyed riding snowmobiles and quads, going to casinos, traveling and several cruises to the Bahamas and Alaska. Jeanette will be remembered as a talented, creative, generous, caring person. She loved her little companion and shadow, Lady, her dog.

Friends will be received at Maple United Methodist Church 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019, where an 11:30 a.m. memorial service will be officiated by Rev. Linda Stoddard at Maple United Methodist Church, 342 Capital Avenue NE, Battle Creek, MI. A committal service will follow at Fort Custer National Cemetery 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2019.

Memorial contributions may be made to Maple United Methodist Church Women's Support Group , 342 Capital Avenue NE, Battle Creek, MI, Hospice Care of SW Michigan or the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed here at