Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 2, 2012

Barbara Marie Sheets


TRAVERSE CITY — Barbara Marie Sheets, 74, of Traverse City passed away Thursday, May 24, 2012.

Barb was born in Sherman, Mich., to the late Harvey and Audrey (Burdick) Redman on April 9, 1938.

She married the love of her life, Froud Wayne Sheets on Jan. 27, 1968, in Holt, Mich.

Barb was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her needlework and made pretty crochet afghans to beautiful lace doilies. Barb had a gift when it came to arts and crafts, especially when it came to holiday d├ęcor. She was a wonderful cook.

Barb enjoyed her great-granddaughter's visits and the times making crafts and playing games.

One of her favorite things was traveling to Florida every winter with her husband, meeting up with family and dear friends. You would frequently find Barb baking fresh cookies, cakes or breads and trying new recipes. She watched the Detroit Pistons as much as possible, keeping track of her favorites players.

Spending time with family and friends were her favorite memories.

Surviving Barb is one son, Kenneth D. Stevens Jr of Traverse City; one daughter, Joan M. Stevens of Austin, Texas; one stepson, Herbert W. Sheets (Cindy) of Lansing; three stepdaughters, Betty J. Kay of Harrison, Rita J. Knickerbocker of Harrison, and Susan E. Armstrong of Harrison; two grandsons, Joseph J. Barst of Traverse City, and Kenneth A. Stevens of Traverse City; one great-granddaughter, Lilliann E. Stevens of Lake Leelanau; three sisters, Inez Casertano of Cheshire, Conn., Iris Morgan of Traverse City, and Margaret Ankney of Lansing.

Barb was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Froud Wayne Sheets; four brothers, Robert Redman, Darrell Redman, Russell Redman and Harold Redman; one sister, Betty Brooks; and one granddaughter, Cena Rigsbee.

A memorial was held for Barb Saturday Aug. 18, 2012, at 1 p.m. at Antioch Bible Church in Mesick. Pastor Bruce Sheets officiated. The burial of Barbara's urn and Froud's urn took place across the street at Antioch Township Cemetery. A Celebration of Life luncheon followed at the church.