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Joyce E. Barnes

Obituary for Joyce E. Barnes

November 29, 1934 - December 24, 2019
Hudsonville, Michigan | Age 85


Joyce Elaine (Rulison) Barnes, 85 years young, passed away at home the morning of Christmas Eve, 2019, after a long battle with dementia. She left this world peacefully surrounded by family.

Born in Lansing, Joyce retired from K-Mart/Okemos in 1996. She enjoyed friends, word puzzles, camping with family, Broadway shows and music festivals.

Joyce was preceded in death by her husband and best friend, Robert Barnes; daughter, Bobbi Jo Smith; parents, Ed and Virgiline Rulison; sister, Donna Payne; and brother, Donald Rulison.

Joyce is survived by her daughters, Lynn (Blair) Skippen, Laura (Robert) DeLine; grandchildren, Nicole Waters, Orion Smith, Joshua DeLine, Jason Smith; great grandchildren, Dayton, Maddison, Ryan, Ryley, Jaryn, Landyn and Lucian.

Private family services are planned and memorial contributions may be given to Faith Hospice.

Arrangements are by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E 16th St., Holland, and condolences may be left online at

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