Barbara L. Langley, 76, of Coldwater, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at Masonville Place.
A public visitation will be held on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 2-6:00PM at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater. A private service will be held Monday, February 22, 2021 at 11:00AM and will be webcast on the funeral home website at the scheduled date and time. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Litchfield.
Barbara was born March 5, 1944 in Albion, MI to Douglas & Barbara (Stoddard) Haefner. She married Ronald M. Langley on August 21, 1966 in Litchfield, MI.
Barb earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan and her Master’s Degree from Western MI University. She taught elementary education, primarily at Franklin and Lincoln Elementary Schools, with the Coldwater Community School system for 43 years. Teaching was her calling and she had a passion for always learning something new. She cherished all of her students as if they were her own children and loved to spark a curiosity for learning in each of them.
Mrs. Langley was a member of the Coldwater Church of Christ and the Sweet Adelines. She was actively involved in the lives of her children, serving on the Little League Board and Science Olympiad. Barb enjoyed crafts and scrapbooking but gardening was one of her greatest passions, earning her Master Gardener certification. She loved to read and was an avid U of M fan, especially football. Barb treasured her time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Barb is survived by her husband Ron, her children Christina (John) Freds of Oxford, Kelli (Stewart) Raley of Phoenix, AZ, Kimberley (Bradley) Nichols of Coldwater, Ryan (Rachael) Langley of Holt, Cory Langley of Valparaiso, IN, her sisters Marijean (Ronald) Moulton of Wickenburg, AZ, JoAnne (Christopher) Hopper of Loxahatchee, FL, her grandchildren Keaton, Taylor, Elizabeth, Viviene, Marc, Tyler, Andrew, Abigail, Alivia, Blane and Colin and her great grandchildren Shire and Bane.
Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or UNICEF. www.dutcherfh.com.