CONKLIN, Barbara A. – of Chesaning, died Monday, August 16, 2021 at Union Court. She was 89 years of age.
Barbara was born July 18, 1932 in Detroit to the late Gerald and Rosie Mae (Bell) Delaney. At the age of 6, the family moved to a farm on Mason Road in Owosso. Barb was the third oldest of seven children. She attended St. Paul’s Catholic School in Owosso. She married Don Conklin on December 19, 1953. They resided in Chesaning. Don passed away on October 18, 2006. She was a loving homemaker. She had many talents. She canned vegetables and made homemade candies. She loved to bake peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies and brownies to name a few. Her husband did amazing woodwork, and she would help finish by painting . Together they made beautiful gifts for family and friends. Barb belonged to the Extension Club and was game chairman, and the Birthday Club. She enjoyed going out to lunch with the gals then going back to one of their homes for dessert. She enjoyed needlepoint, playing Bunko, Yahtzee, and cards.
Surviving are: children: Diane (Tom) Selbig of Owosso, Deb (Kim) LeBlanc of St. Charles, Sherry (Dennis) Lycka of Chesaning; daughter-in-law, Lisa Conklin of Chesaning; grandchildren: Scott, Staci, Tanea, Crystal, Katie, Keith and Chloe; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Stasa of Swartz Creek; brother, Robert (Bonnie) Delaney of Owosso; sisters-in-law, Florence Delaney of Perry, Jeanne Delaney of Owosso ; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. She was also preceded in death by: husband, Donald Conklin on October 18, 2006; son, Richard Conklin on October 23, 2015; four brothers: Ted, Jerry, Bill and Mike Delaney.
Memorial services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, August 20, 2021 at Misiuk Funeral Home in Chesaning. Pastor Patricia Kelly officiating. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. at the funeral Home. Inurnment will be in Easton Cemetery at a later date. Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice. You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at misiukfuneralhome.com.
Misiuk Funeral Home
Chesaning, MI 48616
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