Barbara Greene

Barbara Ann Greene, 83, of Fort Smith, AR, (formerly of Spring Lake, MI). died Sunday, October 9, 2022. Barbara was born June 27, 1939, in Muskegon, MI, the daughter of Leonard and Florence (Palmer) Bolles. She grew up on a farm and from an early age learned the responsibility of taking care of her own horse. Barbara graduated from Eaton Rapids High School in 1957. On February 17, 1973, she married the love of her life, Marty Greene. She was a bookkeeper running payroll and benefits for the Coopersville Public Schools until her retirement. Barbara was referred to by many as the “Cookie Lady,” she loved baking cookies and would bake dozens to take to church functions. Also, she was a talented seamstress and wallpaper installer; Barbara helped many families and friends over the years with putting wallpaper in their homes. Over her lifetime she dedicated many hours to serving different organizations, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spring Lake, the Home and School Association serving as the Executive Secretary, and 12 years on the Spring Lake Library Board. Above all she got the most enjoyment spending time with her family.
Barbara is survived by her son, David (Amy) Greene; grandchildren, Elizabeth Greene, and Gabriel Greene; sister, Mary Gargett. She was predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Marty; brother, Darwin Bolles; and her parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Barbara’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at Visitation was Friday, October 14, 2022, from 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church in Charlotte. A Funeral Mass followed at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Fr. Dwight Ezop officiating. The funeral was webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to, click on Barbara’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Christ the King Church in Ft. Smith, AR. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.