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Jacqueline "Jackie" Hughes Barnum

March 15, 1925 April 6, 2019
Jacqueline "Jackie" Hughes Barnum
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Jacqueline Hughes Barnum
1925-2019

Jackie 94, a lifelong resident of Owosso, died April 6, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. She was born March 15, 1925 to Marguerite (Thompson) and Kenneth Hughes in Owosso, Michigan.

A graduate of Owosso High School, class of 1942, Jackie married Zay (Barney) Barnum in 1944. Their daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Phil Walker of Dexter, Michigan survive her along with her niece Piper Brewer of Owosso. She was predeceased by her husband in 1957, her sister Margery Brewer in 2015 and her long time companion Fred Harrelson.

Jackie worked at the MESC for 30 years before retiring in 1985. She also was a long time volunteer at the Memorial Hospital Gift Shop. Her many friends remember her as a fun-loving and generous person. Saturday afternoon at Jackie's house were not to be missed.

She was a member of the First Congregational Church UCC of Owosso, the Shiawassee Arts Center, Memorial Healthcare Auxiliary, the Shiawassee Humane Society and the Owosso Country Club. In her younger years she was active in the community and enjoyed traveling to Mexico and Harbor Springs.

Cremation has already taken place. There will be no funeral per her wishes. Memorials may be made to the Shiawassee Arts Center, The Shiawassee Humane Society or charity of your choice.


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