Linda Marie Barfield was born on July 30, 1946, in Highland Park, Michigan, to
Francis Marion Rodgers, III and Eileen Theresa Rodgers. Her husband of almost 40
years, C. Verne Barfield, her brother, David Rodgers, and her parents predeceased
her. She is survived by her sisters, Frances (Julian) Bryant and Barbara Kay
Rodgers, daughters, Heather (Rocky) Middleton and Hope (Stephen) Strickland,
stepdaughter, Stephanie (C.H.) Enfinger, grandchildren, niece and nephew.
Linda loved listening to music, watching “chick flicks”, cruising, and having her
family together. She always wanted to hear about her grandchildren and was so
proud of all of them. While it was hard for her to attend events, she tried to get to as
many as she could and always wanted to see pictures and videos. Animals and
young children, especially, seemed to gravitate towards her. If there was a cat or a
dog anywhere near, it was suddenly by her side. Kids loved that she made them feel
special; she always had time to read a story or play a game whenever the grandkids
asked. She had a big heart and a big kitchen, feeding anyone who arrived at the door
(her homemade chicken soup was the absolute best).
Of her girls, she was most proud. One of her greatest wishes was to see them
graduate from college, and she did. Education was so important to her, especially
since she did not attend college. She would have been so excited to witness her
eldest grandchild’s college graduation in just a few months.
While her family misses her greatly, we are consoled by the knowledge that she is
no longer in pain, her heart is no longer broken, and she is finally at peace.
In lieu of Flowers donations may be made to The Salvation Army in Linda M. Barfield's memory.
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