Beverly Nemeth, 83

Beverly J. Nemeth, 83, of White Pigeon, died unexpectedly Thursday, May 25, 2012, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.

She was born Dec. 5, 1928, in Sturgis, a daughter of Edward and Rhoda (Nichols) Hagen. She had been a resident of White Pigeon since 2000, coming from Yuma, Ariz., where she lived for 19 years. Her early life was spent in White Pigeon.

On June 10, 1950, she married Frank P. Nemeth in Sturgis. He preceded her in death June 16, 2011.

She was employed as an executive secretary for Coachman Industries and by the state of Arizona for 15 years.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon, where she was in the altar society, White Pigeon American Legion Auxiliary and Mintdale Women’s Club. She participated in Bible study, and was known for her chocolate chip cookies.

Surviving are a daughter, Linda M. Allam of Sturgis; two grandsons, Christopher M. Swager of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., and Benjamin D. Smith of Phoenix; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Paul and Walter Hagen; and a sister, Wilma Ballenger.

Visitation will be held 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon, where a Rosary service will be held at 8 p.m.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon.

Memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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