Barbara "Bunny" Harrington

November 30, 1953 - April 20, 2020

Barbara "Bunny"'s Obituary

Barbara E. “Bunny” Harrington aged 66 of Saranac passed away April 20, 2020 after a valiant and courageous fight. She was born November 30, 1953 in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Clarence W. Craver, Sr. and Eileen (Hathaway-Craver) Ellis.


Bunny grew up in the Clarksville area and attended Lake Odessa High School where she graduated class of 1971. She worked as a Dental Office Administrator for 35 years, 20 of those years at Saranac Dental Care where she truly poured love over the people she served each day, showering them with kindness and smiles.


To know Bunny was to love Bunny. She had the gift to embrace a person and truly see and listen to them whether it be a loved one or a stranger at the store. Her heart would shine through her contagious smile wherever she went and whomever she came into contact with. Her authenticity made it so easy for people to embrace her. Her family was her heartbeat. The joy of her grandchildren lit her soul on fire.


Our beloved Bunny was a devoted daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend.  She had great joy in gardening and appreciated the beauty in flowers and loved the beach. Her lifelong love of cats and kittens led her to care and love for many.  She also cherished many years with her Ada Bible Church family. 


Her very essence was love, faith, family & friends! 


Surviving is her committed partner and love of her life, Chris Risner of Saranac. Children; Aaron (April) Harrington of Lowell and Sarah Denman and Fiancé Joe Collier of Clarksville. Children of her heart;  Christopher (Emily) Risner of Saranac and Shanda (Timothy) Eaton of Saranac. Grandchildren; Ashlynn Kosten, Lauren Harrington, Augustus Harrington, Brayden Eaton, Audy Risner and Olivia Risner. Siblings; Helen (Richard) Pluth of Florida, Larry (Judi) Craver of Olivet, Doris (David) Middleton of Florida, and Steve (Sherri) Craver of Marne and many adored nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts and her nephew, Adam Craver. Bunny was very kind and will be missed by many, especially her family.


A celebration of Bunny’s life will be announced at a later date. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation 230 East Ohio St. Suite 304, Chicago, Illinois 60611-3201. Arrangements in care of Lake Funeral Home in Saranac. Online condolences may be made at


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