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Barbara Michel

October 1, 1935 — December 17, 2016

Barbara Ann Michel, 81, passed away peacefully in Attica, Kansas at the Attica Long Term Care Facility on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Barbara is survived by her children, Kim Ruiz (Jose) of Hazelton, Kansas and Deb Hitchcock (Nick) of Kiowa, Kansas; grandchildren, Solana Grant (Chris) of Wichita, Kansas, Komari Graves (Zach) of Kiowa, Kansas, Jesse Ruiz of Kiowa, Kansas, Jadde Easter (Nate) of Enid, Oklahoma and Dru Henson (Roy) of Kiowa, Kansas; eight siblings out of thirteen, Georgia Tyson of Texas, Rosella Harris (Bill) of Pahuska, Oklahoma, Linda Mullendor of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Janie Venable (Bryan) of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Lloyd Porter (Norma) of Stillwater, Oklahoma, Dee Porter (Dorothy) of Glenco, Oklahoma, Pat Porter (Pat) of Rush Springs, Oklahoma, Charles Porter of Stillwater, Oklahoma and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by, John Michel (husband), Elmer and May Porter (parents), Gene Porter (brother) and three sisters, Frankie, Zola and Betty.
Barbara was born October 1, 1935 in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Elmer and May Porter. She graduated from Eureka Country School in Payne County in 1949 then went to Morrison High School. She moved to Kiowa, Kansas and was employed at “Mable’s Cafe” as a waitress. Barbara met John Michel and they were married on August 14, 1955.

Barbara’s accomplishments were: canning pickles, cooking, cleaning, dancing and playing games with family and friends. She also met with the ladies for coffee. She was a very generous person who loved to spend time with her family. She was an active member of the United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and often volunteered for whatever needed done at the Church or School.

A funeral is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at the Kiowa United Methodist Church with burial at Riverview Cemetery. Rev. Keith Fink will officiate.

Memorials can be made to Attica Long Term Care “Memory Lane” or Heartland Hospice through the funeral home.

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