Polly Jerch from Northbrook IL

"Dan,Catie and Barron Family

Loving Thoughts and my heartfelt sympathy."

Mildred Oborski from Chicago IL

"Elaine was our next-door neighbor when she was a young woman. At the time she was just starting out as a teacher and lived at home with her parents. Elaine was a very thoughtful, caring, loving, beautiful person.
We were sorry to hear of her passing. Elaine and her family are in our thoughts and prayers."

Scott Anderson from Navarre FL

"I have great memories of the fun times, eating, drinking and joking at the Barron house in the Zoo. Mrs. Barron was like a second Mom to me -- will miss her dearly. Now she is in heaven and gets to see Charlie'O. "

Art Sleeman from West Chester (near Cincinnati) WY

"I was so very sorry to hear about the passing of one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Elaine Barron. She was an outstanding lady whom I was blessed to have as my Second Grade homeroom teacher at St. A's in Kalamazoo. She was fundamental in opening my mind and heart to learning and becoming a loving person through her example. I even invited Mrs. Barron to my college graduation after having the chance to thank her for her love as a teacher and friend. May God Bless her and your family always, as she blessed me and all those who were graced with having her in their lives. I will miss her!"

John & Kim Horvath from Big Rapids MI

"Mrs.Barron was our 1st grade teacher at St. Augustine. We will always remember her as our favorite teacher. When we exchanged our wedding vows @ St. Augustine in 1992 we were blessed to have Mrs. Barron read during our ceremony. We were very honored to have her share our special day with us. Our thoughts are prayers are with the family."

Nancy Roberts Young from Kalamazoo MI

"Dear Mary and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I have fond memories of her while visiting your home while we were classmates at St. A's and Hackett. She was always nice and friendly and made me feel so special.
My prayers are with you and your family."

Costello Family from Phoenix AZ

"To the Barron Family.
So sorry to hear of the loss of
Elaine your mother. She was a
special lady.I still remember how
nice and kind she was to me many years ago.Also remember your dad, great father when we use to play hoops in your drive.Great times
you never forget. Thoughts and
prayers go out to your family from
us here in Az."

Michael from Grady AZ

"So sorry to hear this. Mrs. Barron ran a great classroom at St. A's, and treated everyone there with kindness, patience and respect. She was a positive influence on more people than you can imagine. My prayers for her, and your entire family."

Brenda Ranney-Barbee from Mission Viejo CA

"Mrs. Barron was an amazing teacher and inspired so many throughout the years. She was patient, loving and kind and that showed in all she had done. She knew every student even if they were not in her class. Such a beautiful person. My condolences to the family. She will live on in so many."

Len Wade from Kalamazoo MI

"I had the pleasure of working with Elaine at St. Augustine School for a number of years back in the 70's. She was a kind and gentle spirited woman who I admired greatly and she touched the lives of countless children and adults alike. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Mary Janssen from Kalamazoo MI

"Mrs. Barron taught my daughter, Jennifer, at St. Augustine. Jenny was shy, but Mrs. Barron was so kind and new just what to do. Jenny became an avid reader because of Mrs. Barron. My daughter was so lucky to have such a wonderful teacher. "

Alicia Benefiel from Portland, OR OR

"Mrs. Barron was an inspiration to me and so many others. She taught me much more than just how to read. The love, patience, and wonder she gave her student was precious and priceless. She was truly a special gift to the world and will be in my heart forever. My prayers are with your family."

John and Beverly Pietrzyk from Sun City West AZ

"Daniel/Catherine, Mary/Mark, Terrence/Julia, Michael/Bernice, your mother will always remain in your hearts. God will help you get through this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are wih you all."

Zajicek Family from Pingree Grove IL

"Mary, Mark, Lindsey & Jake,

Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. May your happy thoughts and memories of your mom/grandma give you strength. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers! Love,
Jason, Jean, Peter, Andrew & Jennafer"

Heidi Baxter from Hampshire IL

"I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Your family will be in my prayers."