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Jody M. Calbaugh
  • Kourtney Hubbert College Fund
    c/o Jode Taylor

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“I am saddened to hear about Jody. She was my best friend all thru high school. We were inseparable. Loved her so much. My prayers go out to the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Janene Lober. ( wells ) - MI

“I am saddened to hear about Jody. She was my best friend all thru high school. We were inseparable. Loved her so much. My prayers go out to the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Janene Lober. ( wells ) - MI

“Jody was a beautiful addition to our family, she was loved dearly and will be missed. May God be with you David and her family in this time of great...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Anna Jean Sells - Battle Creek, MI

“My dearest best friend of 24 yrs, i will forever love you, you are my sister, i am so gonna miss you, my heart is with you forever, we have the...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Lisa Bowe - St Louis, MO - Friend

“I am thankful to have met Jody, her husband, and entire family. They were all friends of my Dad, Richard Clifton. They all helped look after him...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Kevin Clifton - Van Buren, AR

“I am so happy for the time I got to spend with Jody and Dave the weekend before she passed away. I will always love her and she will be sorely missed, ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Dianna Calbaugh - Battle Creek, MI

“This message is to you Jody, my dearest friend, the good friend that would always tell me exactly what I needed to hear, good, bad, or indifferent. I...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Michele Libbrecht - Richland, MI

“Dave, I still can't find any words, so I am sending you a hug. 0 Sending you lots of love, Robin ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Robin Dalenberg - Vandalia, MI

“I have known Jody a long time & she has been a best friend to me.We shared a lot of good times & good memories.My heart is broken. "J.D" I miss you...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Robin Dalenberg - Vandalia, MI

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Jody M. Calbaugh, age 55, of Battle Creek passed away suddenly on Sunday morning, August 20, 2017. She was born in Battle Creek on August 3, 1962, and was the loving daughter of James W. Jones and Linda Mae (David) McClelland. Jody graduated from Delton-Kellogg High School, where she was elected head-cheerleader all four years. She served as a baker at Felpausch grocery for many years, and also worked at Barker Manufacturing for more than 12 years.

Jody married the "Love of Her Life", David K. Calbaugh at her mother's home in Dowling on July 4, 1987; he survives. She is also survived by two step-children, Leroy (Diana) Calbaugh of Battle Creek, and Angie Calbaugh of Ohio; five grandchildren; her dad, James W. Jones of Delton; her step-dad, David McClelland of Dowling; her God daughter, Kourtney Hubbert of Hastings; her four-legged babies, Katie, Bailey, & Patches; her brothers & sister, Wendy (Ron) Gates of Battle Creek, Scott (Tina) Adams of Hastings, Tony (Jonathan) Jones of Indianapolis, IN, and Brian (Christin) Jones of Middleville; her step-brothers, Todd (Donna) McClelland of Grand Rapids, and Jeff McClelland of Bronson; her father-in-law, Leroy (Dolores) Glenn, brother-in-law, Jerry L. Calbaugh, and several nieces & nephews. Jody was sadly just preceded in death by her mother, Linda Mae McClelland on Friday morning August 18, 2017; her mother-in-law, Leda Glenn; and was also tragically preceded in death by her niece, Nicole Gates on July 23, 2014.

Jody was an avid Detroit Lions and University of Michigan fan. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, watching soap operas, getting her hair done, and most off all loved spending time with her family, especially her dogs and her wonderful God daughter, Kourtney.

The family will receive friends 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 25, 2017 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where funeral services to celebrate her life will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 26, 2017. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Kourtney's College Fund c/o her mother, Jode Taylor. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Jody may be placed at