Barbara Jean Bellmer (1933-2005)

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Barbara Jean Bellmer Griffin Standish
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Little Traverse Twp. Cemetery
Born: 3 May 1933 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 20 Jun 2005 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Ward Amos Bellmer
Mother: Edna Ruth Kingman
Siblings: Ward J. Bellmer Sommerville
Virginia Mae Bellmer
Francis Bellmer
Ruth Edna Bellmer
John Arthur Bellmer
Barbara Jean Bellmer
Spouse: James E. Griffin
Married: Jun 1953 Michigan
Children: Anita Ann Griffin
Dennis Ward Griffin
Frances Griffin
Virginia Griffin
James Edward Griffin
Earl Dorman Griffin
Spouse: Lawrence J. Standish
Married: 3 May 1974 Harbor Springs, Michigan


Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, 22 Jun 2005:

Barbara Jean (Bellmer) Standish

Barbara Jean (Bellmer) Standish met her savior on June 20, 2005.

She was born on May 3, 1933, in Petoskey, and graduated from Petoskey High School in 1952.

In 1953, she married James Edward Griffin of Boyne City and moved to Holly, Mich. Following Jim's death in 1964, she brought her four children to live in Harbor Springs.

She married Lawrence Standish in 1973.

Barbara was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, James Griffin and Lawrence Standish; her brother, John Arthur Bellmer; sister, Ruth Edna Fowler; daughter, Anita Smith; son, Dennis Ward Griffin; and two stepchildren.

Survivors include her sisters, Frances Chew of Alanson and Virginia Allen of Petoskey, as well as her two sons, James Edward Griffin of Petoskey and Earl Dorman Griffin and his wife, Theresa Mary Griffin, of Harbor Springs; grandchildren, James Wayne Fischer of Alaska and Jennifer Jean Croff of Pellston; and great-grandchildren, Madison and Victor Croff; as well as many stepchildren and their families.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 24, at Stone Funeral Home in Petoskey. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Friday at the funeral home.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Culp, Keith F. & Griffin, Barbara J.
Date of Marriage: 4/3/1965
Liber: 1965
Folio: 24
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
STANDISH, Lawrence J & GRIFFIN, Barabar J
Date of Marriage: 5/3/1974
Liber: 1974
Folio: 41
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
STANDISH, Barbara Jean
Date of Death: 6/20/2005
Liber: 2005
Folio: 194
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI.
Standish, Barbara Jean (Bellmer) (Griffin)
Age: 72
Born: 5/3/1933
Died: 6/20/2005
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Unknown
Obituary: on file