Mary Beth “MB” (Surian) Barnes, Saginaw, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 25, 2009 with her family at her side; she was 50 years old. Mary Beth Surian was born on April 18, 1959 in Saginaw, Michigan, to Vito and Suzanne (LeRoux) Surian; they survive her. She was a 1977 graduate of Arthur Hill High School and a graduate of Great Lakes Junior College. Mary Beth worked as both a cosmetologist and as an LPN. Her greatest passion was becoming an EMT and working for MMR. Mary Beth was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. She loved and cherished her rescue dog, Molly.  Surviving are one son and two daughters: Wesley, Kara and Jenna Barnes; three sisters and one brother: John and Sue Anne Spreeman and their two children: Benjamin and Jillian; Greg and Janice Smith and their son, Nicholas; Paul Surian; Roseanne Thumme and her two children: Bryan and Mitchell. Also surviving are aunts, uncles, and many cousins. The family would like to express a sincere thank you to Heartland Hospice, the staff at MMR, and to all of Mary Beth’s near and dear friends.  Following Mary Beth’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A Funeral Liturgy for Mary Beth will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 30, 2009 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 6400 McCarty Rpad. Rev. Fr. Joseph Schabel and Rev. Fr. Harold Sikorski will co-officiate.  Friends may call at St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.  In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Barnes Family Discretionary Fund c/o Vito and Suzanne Surian. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through