Barbara J. (LaPratt) Dennis of Caro, age 72, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at her home. Barb was born April 16, 1946 in Caro, the daughter of the late Mearreal and Geraldine (Honold) LaPratt. She was united in marriage with Bernie Dennis on February 18, 1994 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Caro. Barb was employed as an attendant nurse at the Caro Center for 24 years, retiring in 2000. Barb enjoyed crocheting, singing, playing piano and organ, gardening, camping, and especially loved spending time with family and friends. She was a member of St. Christopher Parish and the Caro Moose Lodge.
Barb is survived by her loving husband of 24 years, but the couple had actually been together 35 years, Bernie Dennis; daughter, Susan LaPratt and Jay Hecht of Reese; step-sons, Mitchell Dennis of Caro, Bruce and Shelly Dennis of Caro; grandchildren: Sarah and Justin Klein, Grace and Jay Hecht, Taylor Dennis, Courtney and Roland Gomez, Whitney Dennis, Randy Dennis; great-grandson, David Killian; siblings, Wayne and Beth LaPratt, Carolyn and Bill Blaylock, all of Caro, Marilyn and Stan Grzemkowski of Fairgrove; sister-in-law, Sharon LaPratt of Caro; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Barb was preceded in death by two sisters, Ann Colosky and MaryLou Morrison; brother, Jim LaPratt; grandson, Brandon Gage; and granddaughter, Emily Dennis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at St. Christopher Parish, Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Jerzy Dobosz officiating. Burial will follow at Juniata Township Cemetery in Watrousville. The family will be present to receive friends at the Ransford Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 11 a.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the Barb Dennis Family Discretionary Fund, c/o Bernie Dennis, 205 West Sherman Street, Caro, MI 48723. The family was assisted with these arrangements by the Ransford Collon Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at

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