Barbara Marie Schneider Tessen


Barbara Marie Schneider Tessen, 74, of McPherson, Kan., passed away at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 at McPherson Health And Rehab.

Tessen was born in Detroit, Michigan on March 20, 1943 a daughter of the Florence Eleanor (Gibson) and Carl Fredrick Schneider.

Tessen attended St. Monica Catholic School in Detroit, Michigan, St. Patrick’s Catholic School, in Brighton, Michigan, and graduated from St. Thomas Catholic High School, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

She was brought up in the Catholic Faith and later attended Four Square Gospel Church in McPherson with her daughter.

Tessen was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner.  She also worked in Michigan as a nurse’s aide for a nursing home, at a Boston Market restaurant and Subway Store.

Tessen enjoyed people, was very loving and caring person, and her family was the most important part of life for her.  She also enjoyed playing games especially board games.

Barbara Marie Schneider was united in marriage to Michael J. Tessen in 1964 at Fenton, Michigan.  Michael died in 1971.

Tessen is survived by her children, Carl Tessen, of Ann Arbor, Mic., Trudie Burns and her husband Douglas, of McPherson, Kan., and Gillis McCarter, of Ann Arbor, Mich.; her sisters, Ruth Schneider, of Brighton, Mich. and Becky Bianchi, of Trenton, Mich.; her grandson, Joshua Tessen; her great-grandchildren, Cobi Alexander Tessen and Connar Nathaniel Tessen; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

Tessen was preceded in death by her parents;

There are no services planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barbara M. Tessen memorial fund and they can be sent in care of the Glidden – Ediger Funeral Home; 222 West Euclid Street; McPherson, Kansas 67460.

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