Nova Norrine Barss

ADRIAN: Nova N. Barss, age 92 of Adrian, Michigan passed from this life Friday, July 9, 2021, at her home surrounded by family. She was born November 27, 1928, in Toledo, OH to Mary B. (Mohler) and Norris E. Kane. On August 20, 1947, she married Francis J. Barss and together they owned and operated R & B Catering for 43 years, serving the Adrian community until their retirement in 1993. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, (St. Mary's), and in later years she loved gardening, walking, and reading. 


Surviving Nova are her three daughters; Mary “Candy” (Tom) Paulson of Adrian, Dawn (Michael) Masserant of Ypsilanti, MI, Shirley Sprinkles of San Diego, CA; four brothers, Kevin Kane, Lydel Kane, Dennis Kane, Merrill Kane; two sisters, June MaGinn, Mary Sawade; six grandchildren, Bryan (Joedy) Paulson, Adam (Amy) Paulson, Wendy (Nardo) Suarez, Andrew (Michelle) Paulson, Jason (Stephanie) Stanton and Morgan Sprinkles; and 11 great-grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her husband Francis, two brothers, Burdette Kane and Sheldon Kane; sister-in-law, Freda Kane and nieces, Lisa Miller and Michelle Kane.


A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Holy Family Parish, St. Mary’s Campus, Adrian, with Fr. Mike Newman presiding.  Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. on Thursday until the time of mass at the church.


You may send condolences to the family at Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or to Holy Family Parish, St. Mary’s.  Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.