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Beverly J. Willie

January 7, 1928 - January 27, 2020

A service to celebrate her life will take place at Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 12:00 PM. Interment will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 – 7:00 PM and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Age 92, passed away on Monday, January 27, 2020. Beverly was born in Kalamazoo on January 7, 1928, the daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Thole) Terburg. She was a graduate of Kalamazoo Central High School and attended Michigan State University. Bev enjoyed crafting, including porcelain dolls and ceramics. She also enjoyed making flower arrangements. Bev worked until she was 80, most recently as a crafts instructor for the City of Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation Department and the activity director for Merrill Residence. She loved to summer at her home on Indian Lake in Vicksburg and spending time with her family in Florida, during the winter months. On April 18, 1947, she was united in marriage to Edwin J. Willie, who preceded her in death on June 30, 2018. She is survived by her children, Edwin (Cheryl) Willie, Debra (Chuck) Mann, Sandra (Tim Nederveld) Willie and John (Jennifer) Willie; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sister in-law, Lillian Johnston and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Beverly was preceded in death by eight siblings.