Barbara Spillman

Obituary of Barbara Lee Spillman

Barbara (Barb) Spillman, 81, the best hugger and giver of kisses, adorer of little ones and lover of sweets, passed away in the warm presence of family on the afternoon of July 15th, 2020. Barb was the daughter of the late Russell Lucas Spillman and Florence Alice Kernstock, and sister of the late Louis Jean Martin. She is survived by her sister Doris Robertson, and half siblings Pamela Satriano and Russell Spillman Jr. Barb had a total of six nieces and nephews, eight great-nieces and great-nephews, and many "great-greats." Barb was full of sass, enjoyed playfully joking with loved ones and making others laugh and smile. She loved to crochet, make crafts, and to color. Most of all, she valued spending time with her family, both biological and chosen, of whom she referred to as "my people." Many of her chosen family were those from community programs and resources who assisted and supported her due to her special needs throughout her life. Because of their presence, her quality of life was greatly enhanced. Barb loved easily and was easy to love. She endlessly gave affection. Her sweet soul made a positive impact on everyone she met. She will be dearly missed and never forgotten. In honor of Barbara, there will be a celebration of life August 22nd, 2020 at 4:00-7:00 pm at Buell Lake County Park, 14098 N. Genesee Rd. Clio, MI 48420. Lastly, please be mindful of our current pandemic. We want to celebrate Barb's life, safely. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. Arrangements for cremation have been entrusted to Jansen Family Funeral Home - Columbiaville. Share memories, condolences, or pictures of Barbara with the family at
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