Beverly Dunlap, 83

Beverly June Dunlap, age 83, of Nottawa, Mich., passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at the Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich.

She was born Nov. 4, 1926, in White Pigeon, Mich., a daughter to the late Lester and Hazel (Snyder) Raifsnider.

Beverly has been a resident of Nottawa for over 35 years and on June 30, 1962, in Centreville, she married Edward Dunlap.

She had been employed by the Paramount Furniture Company in Sturgis for a short time and retired from Freeman Mfg. Company in Sturgis where she had been employed most of her working life.

She was a member of the Sturgis Church of Christ, she loved the Lord, and was active in the J.O.Y. Club at the church. She also enjoyed knitting, traveling with friends to the U.P., taking care of her cats, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Ed; one son, Richard (Shirley) Metzger of Constantine, Mich.; two daughters, Kathy (Phil) Winklepleck of Sturgis and Sheila (Ed) Vanek of Ishpeming, Mich.; three step-children, Gary (Janell) Dunlap of Sturgis, Debbie Dunlap and Patti Dunlap, both of LaGrange, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack (Mary) Raifsnider of White Pigeon.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091.

Services celebrating the life of Beverly Dunlap will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home with The Rev. George Cleverley, Sturgis Church of Christ, officiating.

Interment will follow in White Pigeon Cemetery, White Pigeon. In Lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial donation in memory of Beverly be directed to the Sturgis Church of Christ, 901 N. Lakeview, Sturgis, MI 49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Her obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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