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(October 4, 1938 – December 15, 2009)

Barbara Helen Bissonette, 71, of Midland, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009. Barbara was born on Oct. 4, 1938 in Owosso, MI to the late Lyman and Florence (Butcher) Walker. Barbara loved children and operated a child care business out of her home. She loved the game of golf, singing in the choir and eating. Barbara is survived by her daughter Claudia (Allan) Fisher of New Zealand; granddaughter, Tia Fisher and her sister Annette Yeilding of California. She was preceded in death by her son Courtney Bissonette. A Funeral Service will be held at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Rodd St. in Midland, on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 11:00 am with Pastor Jody Ellis of Open Door Baptist Church officiating. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider giving to the Kindy AFC Home or to the Open Door Baptist Church.