June 28, 1937 - January 6, 2022
Barbara Ann DeVries, age 84, of Spring Lake passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022, at home. She was born June 28, 1937, in Grand Rapids, MI to John and Alberdeen (Jolman) Verwys, and married Alvin John Devries on September 5, 1958, in Grand Rapids, MI. He preceded her in death on April 13, 2005. Barb graduated from Grand Rapids Christian High School in 1955. She was a member of Watermark Church and Central Park Players where she produced many plays and loved participating in theatre. She is lovingly remembered by her son and daughter, Larry M. (Sherri A.) Johnson and Trudi K. (Andrew) Kitchka; daughter-in-law, Cheryl L. DeVries; seven grandchildren: Krista (Jason) Berg, Lisa (Daniel) Hoogstra, Caitlin (Devon Schneider) Kerkstra, Becca (Daniel) Sibilla, Michaela (Johnny Phillips) Kerkstra, Trevar DeVries, Aaron DeVries; six great-grandchildren: Justin Kerkstra, Larry Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Tristan Sibilla, Eila Berg and Ivelle Sibilla; two sisters, Mary Kaiser and Eleanor Pierce; brother, John (Sandy) Verwys; sister-in-law, Phyllis Verwys; brother-in-law, Marvin (Esther) DeVries; lifelong friend, Sharon Wills; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Jon Alan DeVries, grandson, Jesse Mark Johnson and two great-granddaughters, McKenna Kaye Kerkstra and Grace Ann Kerkstra. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Watermark Church with Rev. Steve Thompson officiating. Memorials to Central Park Players, P.O. Box 564, Grand Haven, MI 49417 are appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to The Spring Lake Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 213 E. Savidge St., Spring Lake, MI 49456. Share memories with the family at their online guest book at www.sytsemafh.com.
Barbara Ann DeVries, age 84, of Spring Lake passed away Thursday, January 6, 2022, at home. She was born June 28, 1937, in Grand Rapids, MI to John and Alberdeen (Jolman) Verwys, and married Alvin John Devries on September 5, 1958, in Grand... View Obituary & Service Information
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