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(August 31, 1953 – March 22, 2011)

Helen Barkley, 57, of Midland, went to be with the Lord, Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at MidMichigan Medical Center, surrounded by her loved ones. She was born August 31, 1953 in Midland, to the late Asa and Lila (Byers) Barkley. She worked for 18 years at Liquid Molding Systems, making many friends. Helen is survived by her daughter Jennifer Barkley of Midland; grandchildren, Ava, Lila and Zachariah Barkley of Midland; grandson, Asa Barkley of Mt. Pleasant; cousin and best friend, Sue Kocisky of Midland; pets, T-T and Jo Jo, as well as many, many friends and family. She will be forever missed. Helen was welcomed into Heaven by both parents; her sister Grace Wetherell; brother, Alan Dale Barkley and two nieces Candy and Cindy Wetherell. A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 pm on Friday, March 25, 2011, at Smith-Miner Funeral Home, 2700 W. Wackerly, with Pastor Dennis Currell of Faith Wesleyan Church officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 2 pm until the time of the service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider Helen’s family in her name. Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com