GRCC Professor Mary Barnum, who taught Accounting and Business, passed away recently. A celebration of Mary’s illustrious life will take place on Saturday, April 7th at the Fountain Street Church, 24 Fountain Street, NE, Grand Rapids. Public visitation is from 1-3 p.m. in the Keeler Lounge, followed by an open memorial service at 3 p.m. in the chapel.
From her obituary:
BARNUM, MARY LUCILLE MCDONALD Mary Lucille McDonald Barnum, aged 63, passed away on Monday evening, April 2, 2012. Mary grew up in Cadillac and had lived in Grand Rapids since 1989. She is survived by her husband of 39 years, Jerry Barnum; her children, Betsey Barnum (husband Edward Goodall) and Paige Barnum (partner Clay Mallory); her two grandchildren, Isaac Goodall and Beatrix Goodall; her sister Katherine McDonald (family Jess and Steve Challa, grandchildren Logan, Olivia and Elijah), brother Tom McDonald (wife Dawn McDonald, son Brendan McDonald), brother Paul McDonald (wife Sue McDonald). (Full Obituary Available Here)
Contributions in lieu of flowers can be made to organizations on whose Boards Mary has served: Planned Parenthood (425 Cherry Street, SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503) or Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank (864 W River Center Dr., Comstock Park, MI 49321).