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Barbara Arlene (Mead) Mainstone

January 11, 1932 ~ June 18, 2020 (age 88)


Barbara Arlene Mainstone, age 88, of Battle Creek, passed away on Thursday, June 18, 2020.

She was born on January 11, 1932 the daughter of the late Clair F. Mead and Helen Louise (Backer) Mead. Barbara worked for Post Cereal Company for 37 years.

 She was married to Earl Kenneth Mainstone in 1958 for seventeen years. They enjoyed traveling together. Earl preceded Barbara in death in 1975. She enjoyed crocheting and spending time outdoors.

 Barbara is survived by two children, Shirley Chichester of Marshall and Melvin Kinney of Battle Creek; four grandchildren; Darrek (Heather) Chichester, Matthew and Jennifer Kinney and Jeff Liskow; five great-grandchildren; her sister, Sharon Zienert; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death also by her brother and sister, Harold Mead and Louise Meyers.

Cremation has taken place and private interment will take place in Battle Creek Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to Elara Caring Hospice, 6120 Stadium Drive, Suite 100 Kalamazoo, MI 49009.  Memorials can also be mailed to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services PO Box 519 Marshall MI 49068. Please visit to view the on line obituary, sign the on line guest book, and leave messages for the family. Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 723 US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, MI 49068.

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Private Interment

Battle Creek Memorial Park
2435 W Territorial Rd
Battle Creek, MI


Elara Caring Hospice
6120 Stadium Drive, Suite 100, Kalamazoo MI 49009
Tel: 1-800-379-1600

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