Barbara Oster

Barbara Jean Oster (Taylor)

Saturday, April 7th, 1934 - Thursday, April 16th, 2020
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On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Barbara Jean (Taylor) Oster passed away at the age of 86. Barbara was born April 7, 1934 in Petoskey, Michigan to John (Pride) Taylor and Edna Kuberski. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Gordon Oster. Surviving are her two sons, Gary (Priscilla) Oster of Chesapeake, Virginia, Daniel (Donna) Oster of Hudsonville, Michigan; five grandchildren Seffren (Carrie) Oster, Adam Oster, Matthew (Katherine) Oster, George Oster and Geneva (John) Grant; two great-grandchildren, Eloise Oster and Juliana Grant. Barbara spent much of her early years in Gaylord, graduating from St. Mary Catholic High School. Gordon and Barbara married in 1954 and resided at numerous navel stations along the East Coast until later settling in Kentwood. For many years Barbara worked for Kent County Library System at the Kentwood and Byron Township branches. She moved to Byron Center following Gordon’s death in 1996. Private committal services will be held at Pine Hill Cemetery in Kentwood.
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Monica Dean

Posted at 08:50am
To Dan and Gary and your extended families,

We wish to offer our sincerest sympathies to you all on the the death of your Mom. We share many memories of the old 51st Street neighborhood. And the times you Mom took care of us in the libraries that she served.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Monica Dean, Margo Dean and the rest of the Dean family


Posted at 07:38pm
Hello my name is Ron Sterk the electrician
you Probably would only know me by my name and phone number that was always taped to the front of Barbs refrigerator.
I am very sorry to hear about here passing.
My kids and i have a lot of memories of working at her house and her condo for about the last 20 years.
When i would work over there she would give my kids a drink and a snack and talk to them by the table while i worked.
When ever i would stop and look at the next project she would have for me i would always plan on being there at least an hour because she would always have to fill me in on her family and she always wanted to know how mine was doing.
I will miss seeing her painting projects and her talking about replacing the light fixtures ( i thing we changed the stairway light 3 times).
We will be praying for you all during this lose.

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