Wilma Jean Barrett, 85, of Britton, passed away at home April 11, 2011. Wilma was born Oct. 6, 1925, in Britton, Mich., the daughter of Lenard and Myrtle (Underwood) Daykin.
She graduated in 1944 from Britton High School. On June 19, 1948, she married Jack Barrett in Britton.
Jean was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh, Tecumseh Grange #166, 5th degree team for State Grange and leader of Britton-Macon 4-H Club. She worked for more than 35 years at Ford Motor Company in the Rawsonville and Saline Plants.
Jean is survived by her husband of 62 years, Jack; a son, Kevin (Kendra) Barrett and a daughter Karen (John) DeCoster, both of Britton; grandchildren, Kimberly Werstein, Kevin (Dawn) Barrett II, Kristin (Nick) Martin, Kendall (Angel) Barrett, John P. DeCoster; great-grandchildren, Kayleigh, Andrea, Allie, Cole, Clint, Steven, Dempsey, Natalie and Virginia; sister, Ruth Kleve of Florida; brother, Doug Daykin of Belleville, Mich.; Aunt Juanita Rieve of Tipton; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Beatrice.
Funeral services will be at noon on Friday, April 15, 2011, at the First Baptist Church in Tecumseh with Pastor Alan Maki and Dr. Kenneth Boyd officiating. Burial will follow in Brookside Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 to 4 p. m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh and one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Tecumseh or the Alzheimer's Association. Condolences to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.