Feb 13, 1950 - Aug 07, 2023
Dec 18, 1946 - Dec 15, 2023
Janice H. Beamish, 76, of Delton, MI, passed away Friday, December 15, 2023 at Best Care Plus Living Center in Marshall, MI. She was born December 18, 1946 in Kalamazoo, MI the daughter of James and Hazel (Dodd) Fulton. Janice and her husband, Barry, owned and operated Spanky's Tavern. They spent 55 years of marriage together before Barry's passing in 2021. Janice found strength in her relationship with God. She stood firm in her desire for her children to attend church & receive Christian education. She led her family well by being an active member of Faith United Methodist Church. With her church family she made numerous mission trips working with the Appalachia Service Project. Janice found immense joy in serving the families in Appalachia. Together with her husband, Barry, she was an integral part of the Urbandale Level Park Area Business Association, ULABA. Hosting meetings at Spanky's Tavern often. Janice had a passion for and was a founding supporter of the Christmas lights displayed along Michigan Avenue. Over the years, Janice spent many late hours sewing clothing for the family. Later, she took her projects to the Quilting Group to enjoy the friendships and creativity time. She is survived and loved by: Nichole (Leslie) Ridner, Barry (Marjorie) Beamish II, and Patti (Stan) Martin. She was deeply loved and will be missed by Elizabeth Crick, Nicholas Kuykendall, Brock Ridner, Heath Ridner, Jessica Ayers, Benjamin Ayers, Nicholas Ayers, Codi Pluymers, Ronnie Pluymers, and Mary Martin. Janice's cousin, Stephanie Witt & niece, Barbara Ann Dellesky also survive to remember their fun summers on Crooked Lake. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Barry; Barry's son, David (Joie) Ayers; and siblings: Geraldine (Fulton) Jacobs, Wayne Fulton, and Robert "Bob" Fulton. Visitation will be held at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 AM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. A private family burial will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek, MI. Memorial tributes may be made to the Appalachia Service Project (ASP). Arrangements by the Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. (269) 965-5145. www. bachmanhebble. com
Mar 12, 1952 - Jul 20, 2023
Mr. Robert Bruce, Age 71 of, Delton MI passed away on July 20, 2023 at his home. He was surrounded by loved ones. Robert was born in Battle Creek, MI, on March 12, 1952, a son of the late Marlene and William Bruce. He was raised in the Hastings area and attended local schools, graduating from Hastings High School in 1970. Robert continued his education attending KCC where he studied business. Robert worked at the companies of Admiral Petroluem and Finishmaster. He worked hard to make his way up to a management position in both companies. He decided to leave the management position and drive one of the Finishmaster semis, which he enjoyed very much. On Sept 5, 1986, he was married to Bonnie (Weemhoff) Bruce in Wyoming MI. The couple began their lives in the Lowell area, before settling in the Delton area to be close to family. Robert & Bonnie loved their family, and committed their retirement to helping raise their grandchildren, by watching them daily while their parents were at work. Robert loved being outdoors, working in his garden and being an avid sportsman. Along with his wife Bonnie, the couple enjoyed long walks and taking trips to the upper peninsula. Robert is survived by his beloved wife Bonnie, his children Robert (Dana) Bruce Jr. , Tony (Kimberly) Koster, Angela Koster, Taunya Bruce, his siblings Vicki (Randy), Jeff (Kathy), Melinda (Tim), William (late Angie), and Joan (Diane), 14 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. A celebration of Robert's life will be held at 3pm on Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the family's home in Delton, MI. Please contact a family member or friend for the address. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Hastings, MI. conveniently located at 1401 North Broadway, Hastings, MI. For further details please visit our website at www. danielsfuneralhome. net.
Dec 22, 1950 - Aug 17, 2023
SLATER, Janet K. Kalamazoo, MI Janet was born on December 22, 1950 in Alma, MI to Phil and Erma Stone. She spoke often of her early childhood up north playing with all of her cousins at family get togethers while the grownups played cards out on the porch. She was always something of a country girl at heart, loving its openness where she could have a garden and smell the fresh country air. When the family moved to Lansing Janet was only six. They lived at 1038 Morgan St. , close enough for her to walk to all the schools she attended. She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1969, and chose to attend U. of M. because, one, it got her out of Lansing and two, it was very liberal and that's what she wanted back then as a political science major. She thought she would eventually go into politics but that would all change in time. During this period, she worked as a legal secretary and a secretary in the State House of Representatives which is where we met in September of 1971. I was a carpet cleaner just finishing up at state and she was working in order to go back to U. of M. , she never did. We were married on September 1, 1972 and she took a job in the corporate world with PANAX Corporation. I taught special education at Beekman Training Center in Lansing and we, for a year, were house parents to seven special needs men who trained at Beekman. But in 1976 everything changed. God called me into the ministry and shortly thereafter, Janet accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. In a heartbeat, Janet was transformed from a liberal, feminist politician into a Christian wife and devoted mother who loved going to church, loved reading the Bible and loved God. Then, for some 20 years, she served on the board of the Delton Women's Center ministering to troubled women with the love and grace of Christ. For 18 years, she was Doster Church's secretary, serving the Lord and bringing so much kindness into so many lives. This would be the most important thing she would want said in her obituary: Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life, no one comes to the Father except through Him. That was her confidence and her certain hope. Today, she is more alive in heaven then she ever could be here on Earth. Because of her faith, Janet possessed great joy and peace no matter what may come. In 1979, the first of her other great loves was born, our son, Steven Philip on March 28 (m. Casey Norton); then our daughter, Emily Catherine on May 6, 1981 (m. Koji Murata); our second daughter Hannah Lynn on January 28, 1984 (m. Shahid Kahn). We also have two incredible grandsons in Japan, Miles (14) and Theloheous Murata. No blessing on earth even comes close to what our children and grandsons have meant to Janet. Janet was preceded in death by her parents, Phil and Erma Stone; and her younger brother Marty who also succumbed to cancer in 2021. He too is greatly missed. Janet's sister Pat McWilliams and her husband Jack live in Tallahassee, FL. Her brother Ron Stone and his wife Judy live near Ithaca, MI. They and their families are all loved so much by all of us. A very special thanks goes to our sister-in-law, Janice Slater from Traverse City who, along with Dr. Stephen Dallas, carefully and lovingly did all they could to minister to Janet's every need. May god richly bless them both. Janet's funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, August 19, 2023 11:00 AM at Delton Community Church. Pastor Mike McCrumb will officiate. Burial will take place on Monday, August 21, 2023 at 10:00 AM in North Star Cemetery in Ithaca, MI. Memorial donations to Hope Builders Ministries, 116 S. Dartmouth St. , Kalamazoo, MI 49006. Please visit www. williamsgoresfuneral. com to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Janet's family.
Raymond Smith Sr
Aug 26, 1941 - Aug 09, 2023
Raymond Carl Smith Sr. , 81, of Delton, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 26, 1941, the son of Howard L. Smith and Viola M. (Brock) Smith. Ray attended Delton Kellogg High School. He married the love of his life and best friend, Shirley Lampman on November 23, 1962 and the two celebrated 60 wonderful years together. Ray dedicated many years to Post Cereal before his retirement. He had a sense of humor that was unmatched to many and always found time for a good joke. Ray was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hunting, playing golf, traveling up north, and could always be found tinkering with something in his garage. Ray had exceptional carpentry skills and helped many friends and family build their homes including his own. Ray is survived by his wife, Shirley Smith; children, Raymond (Starlene) Smith Jr. , Cynthia (Steven) Cassady, Dan (Mindi) Smith, Bonnie (Ed) Smith; many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Allen, Larry, Lloyd and sister, Nancy Perro. To honor Ray's wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 269-788-9800. www. baxterfuneral. com
Oct 17, 1942 - Aug 07, 2023
GARY FREDERICK WERMUTH (1942-2023) Gary Frederick Wermuth went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 7, 2023. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Juanita (Smith) Wermuth. Gary is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cheryl (Smith) of Howell, MI. He is also survived by sons, Andrew and Eric, Andrew's wife, Colette (Eckelkamp) and their children Morgan and Andrew Jr. , Cheryl's siblings and their spouses, many nieces and nephews, and cousins from both families. Growing up on a farm in rural Gratiot County, MI, an only child, Gary never dreamed of some of the adventures he would experience during his lifetime. He attended a one room country school through the 8th grade, and graduated from Fulton High School in Middleton, MI in 1961. Gary earned his B. S. degree in Mechanical and Agricultural Engineering at MSU in 1965. He was a member of the MSU chapter of the Triangle Fraternity (engineering). He served in the U. S. Army in 1966-1967, receiving an honorable discharge in early 1968, and on August 17, 1968 he and Cheryl were married. Gary was employed by Massey Ferguson of Detroit after graduation, working for Massey for over 20 years, and then working for Detroit Diesel. After a brief retirement, he worked as a contractor for Michigan CAT and Spartan Motors. Gary loved repairing and building diesel and small engines, and enjoyed mowing the lawn and keeping it well groomed. He was an avid Detroit Tigers and MSU fan, especially enjoyed MSU football, and held season tickets for several decades. Gary and Cheryl were faithful and active members of Our Savior Ev. Lutheran Church in Hartland, MI for 35 years, participating on many committees and holding various offices. After their move to Caledonia in 2004, they joined Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Middleville, MI, and have been active members there for the past 19 years. Gary experienced many wonderful work related trips over the years - London, Tokyo, the U. S. Virgin Islands, Resolute Bay in Canada, and Afogneck Island, Alaska to name a few. Gary and Cheryl loved to travel. They camped and hiked in many of the U. S. National Parks, toured the European Alpine countries, the Canadian Rockies and the Maritimes, and took the boys camping throughout Michigan and the U. S. They also enjoyed traveling with Cheryl's sister and brother-in-law on several European tours and cruises. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking their children and grandchildren to Alaska - a cruise of the Inside Passage, a land tour from Anchorage to Denali, and on to Fairbanks. While he will be missed by all, we look forward to seeing Gary again in the presence of the One Triune God at the great day of the Resurrection! Gary's family will receive friends on Thursday, August 10, 2023, 4:00 to 7:00 PM at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home. Gary's funeral service will be conducted on Friday, August 11, 2023, 11:00 AM at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Ev. Lutheran Church in Middleville, MI, Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods in Bryon Center, MI, or St. Jude Children's Hospital. Please visit www. beelergoresfuneral. com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Gary's family. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 116:15, ESV)
Feb 13, 1950 - Aug 07, 2023
David Enders: Feb. 13, 1950 - Aug. 7, 2023 David Lee Enders of Middleville, age 73, is at peace after passing away in the early morning hours of August 7, 2023. Dave was born February 13, 1950 in Grand Rapids, MI, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Romans) Enders. He graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in 1968 and served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Friends and family were one and the same with Dave. He gathered with them around a dining room table for the next hand of setback or whatever the card game of the moment was. He was in the living room to cheer on the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons and Lions with anyone who would fill the seats beside him. He kept up the pool that his nieces and nephews splashed in even long after his sons had grown and moved out. He loved a day at the beach. All of those types of activities swirled in the smell of the campfire at one of his family's regular state park visits. Dave and his family and friends have an annual fall outing that fills nearly a dozen sites in Ludington. Dave married his wife Sue (Bremer) in November of 1975 and the two lived and loved in Middleville throughout their 47 and a half years together. The couple had two sons: Brad and Brian. Dave coached them in youth baseball and AYSO soccer. He was a devoted husband, father and family man. Dave could be kind, stern, loving and humorous as called for. His was a humor that skillfully combined the art of deception with the guffaw of a classic "dad joke. " He could be a practical joker at home and at the office. He could always make his granddaughters laugh, "cha, cha, cha!" There was always room in his heart and his basement for a son's friend or a family member who needed sanctuary for a time as they transitioned through life's ups and downs. Dave was a member of the Middleville United Methodist Church and happy to serve the Lord and his community through the United Methodist Men. He spent 25 years as the shipping foreman at Yamaha Musical in Grand Rapids directing drum kits to musicians and marching bands around the globe. Dave is survived by his wife Sue Enders; his sons Brad (Melissa) Enders and Brian (Lynn Smith) Enders; his brother Robert (Michael Ann) Enders; grandchildren Eve and Thea Enders; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceeded in death by his parents. The family would like to offer its thanks to the entire staff at Carveth Village. A visitation will be held at Beeler-Gores Funeral Home in Middleville Friday, August 18, from 4 p. m. to 7 p. m. A funeral service will be held at the Middleville United Methodist Church Saturday, August 19, at 11 a. m. Please visit www. beelergoresfuneral. com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Dave's family.
Feb 10, 1938 - Aug 06, 2023
Ruth Ann (Roberts) Hamilton went home peacefully to her Lord Jesus Christ at 85 years of age on Sunday, August 6, 2023 at Carveth Village, Middleville. She was born in Lake Odessa, to Roy (Virginia Hoover) Roberts. Her parents moved from Lake Odessa to rural Nashville in 1950 where she attended W. K. Kellogg Schools. She met her husband-to-be, Richard Hamilton in the sixth grade. They graduated together in 1956, and were married on November 1, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodland, Michigan. Ruth Ann and Richard moved to Middleville, after several years in Saginaw and Grand Rapids, MI. They purchased an early area farm home at 909 W. Main St. in 1969 where they found a rural pleasant and friendly community to raise their three sons, Richard, Bradley, and Thomas. She and Richard moved to Arizona after retirement and after 20 years they returned to Middleville. They celebrated their 64 th anniversary in 2022. She was a life long member of the Lutheran Church and a member of Good Shepherd LCMS in Middleville. She was a high school cheerleader, FHA member and 1955 and 1956 Editor of the High School Year Books, former Barry County Chairperson of the American Cancer Society, member of Lutheran World Mission League, Zion Lutheran Church of Woodland & Saginaw, Chapel of the Lakes Lutheran Church of Mecosta, and Catalina Lutheran Church of Arizona. She served many years on the church Altar Guild, and found joy in serving others, and attending Wednesday Bible study and Sunday services with her husband and church family friends. After high school she worked as a bookkeeper for the Westin Biscuit Co. in Battle Creek, and Saginaw B. F. Goodrich Tire and Appliance store. When the family moved to Middleville in 1969 she worked at the Farmers State Bank and Hastings City Bank for 20+ years. She enjoyed traveling the countryside throughout Michigan and the U. S. She was a tennis player and an ardent fan of Roger Federer, pro golf, Arizona Diamondbacks baseball, NCAA college basketball and women's volleyball. She was an avid Bridge player, and founding member of a Christian Book Club. She liked to play cards and board games with her husband and grandchildren, Sean, Dylan, Ian, and Shannon. She enjoyed reading books with Christian faith themes. In 1984 she walked 274 miles in 10 days from Middleville to Mackinaw City with three friends, and was honored in 1984 for Excellence in Personal Achievement by Hastings City Bank. She especially enjoyed her four high school cheerleader girlfriends, "Friends for Life", and their round robin letters. In 2000 Ruth Ann and her three sisters took their mother on a lifetime memorable trip to Switzerland. Her Swiss Mennonite maternal ancestors (Huber/Hoover) arrived in America from Switzerland in 1690 and settled at Wm. Penn's colony in Lancaster County (New Holland), Pennsylvania. She and Richard traveled there and found the original church and Huber home site. Her paternal ancestors arrived in America from Germany in the mid 1850s and settled in Woodland Twp. and were founding members of Zion Lutheran Church on land donated by her ancestors. She and Richard traveled to Germany and visited her ancestor's church and home site, and explored town and family records going back to the mid 1340s. She was a helpmate contributor and proofreader for her husband's writings and published books, and a loyal supporter of her church, Barry Community Foundation, Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation, American Cancer Society, Mel Trotter Mission, and Hillsdale College. She is survived by her loving husband Richard and sons Richard W. (Shelley) Hamilton of Wayland, Bradley L. (Melissa) Hamilton of Jenison, grandchildren Sean L. (Megan) Hamilton of Grand Rapids, Ian T. (Demi) Hamilton of Wyoming, MI; Dylan J. Hamilton of Wayland, Shannon L. Cousineau (Hamilton) (Cody) of Pinckney, MI, great grandsons Owen L. and Milo B. Hamilton of Grand Rapids, sister Eunice E. (Rex) Goodemoot of Lake Odessa, nephew Daniel Roberts of Gun Lake, brother in-law Reginald W. (Dusty) Hamilton of Arizona, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and her life long dear friend Kay Collier (Montgomery) (Denny) of Indianapolis, Indiana. She was preceded in death by her father and mother Roy G. and Virginia V. (Hoover) Roberts, son Thomas R. Hamilton (U. S. Navy), sisters Irene M. (Russell) Ames, Margene L. (James) Taylor, brothers Lee D. Roberts and Gary G. Roberts, grandfather and grandmother George G. and Caroline D. (Niethamer) Roberts, father and mother in-law Carroll A. and Elsie M. (Patten) Hamilton, sister in-law Rita F. Pratt (Hamilton) (Bob), and brother in-law Russell C. (Barbara) Hamilton. For family and for all those who knew her, Ruthie will be dearly missed and remembered for her kind, friendly, witty and loving personality. Even in her last painful days of life, she kept a peaceful small smile on her face, waiting for the Lord Jesus Christ to take her home to everlasting life in heaven. The Hamilton family wishes to thank Pastor Berg for his constant prayer and devotion to Ruthie's bedside, the loving care giving staff at Carveth Village, and to Tammy, her Gentiva Hospice nurse, and Melissa her Hospice aide in her time of need, and the many prayers offered by family and friends. Visitation will be at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home in Middleville on Saturday August 19, 2023 from 10 AM to 11:30 AM followed by a funeral service at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Middleville from NOON to 1:00 PM with Pastor Peter Berg officiating, followed by a luncheon at 1:00 PM. Burial service will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Middleville at 3:00 PM. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Hillsdale College Thomas R. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Fund, or The Thomas R. Hamilton Memorial Scholarship Barry Community Foundation. Please visit www. beelergoresfuneral. com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Mrs. Hamilton's family.
Jul 14, 1970 - Jul 31, 2023
On July 31, 2023, Jennifer F. Chmielewski (age 53) went to be with the Lord, after succumbing to cancer. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and friends. The immediate family would like to express sincere gratitude for the love and support during her final days. Jenny was born July 14, 1970, in Plainwell Michigan, and is preceded in death by her parents; Beatrice (Olivarri) Chmielewski and Anthony Chmielewski, nephew Lucas Pinks, and stepbrother Wayne Gilbert. She is survived by her sisters; Annette Pinks, Laurita Chmielewski, Lisa Doss, and Yolanda Chmielewski. As the youngest sister, she was pampered (in the best way possible) and naturally everyone looked after her, but no one watched out for her like her big sisters did. The great lengths her sisters took to make sure she was safe, happy, and healthy, were like no other and their close bond will always be cherished. We remember her today and always as a fun-loving sister, dear friend, and cool "Aunt Jenny" to nieces; Lauren DeJager, Lindsey Hysell-Bonge, Monica Tufts, and nephews; Tony Pinks, Troy (TJ) Risner, Kyle Chmielewski, and Jeffery Rayos. She adored and spoiled her great nieces Brooke, Nora, Blair and great nephews, Carter, Anthony, Jordan, and Brock. She is also survived by stepsister Susan Siderakis, Aunt's Pam and Della, Uncle Roger, and many cousins that were not only family, but amazing friends. Jenny graduated from Delton Kellogg High School. Later, she graduated from a local medical billing and coding school where she worked as a teacher's aide and loved it. As a free spirit, she later traveled the United States and worked in various customer service positions such as Michael's crafts, waitressing, and bartending. She enjoyed spending time with family and brought joy around with her infectious laugh and light- hearted energy and humor. She loved doing arts and crafts and gifted her crafts as an expression of love and creativity. She loved the beach, her cat Willie, British culture, making special memories with family, scoring a deal while shopping, and "baking". We will cherish our memories and the time we were blessed with Jenny. A memorial service is scheduled Thursday, August 3 rd at 1:00pm to celebrate Jenny's life at Williams Gores Funeral Home located at 133 E. Orchard St. , Delton, MI 49046. Visitation will begin at 12:00pm. A luncheon will be held following at the Orangeville Township Hall located at 7350 Lindsey Road. In lieu of flowers, we invite you to donate to the local Humane Society in Jenny's memory. "Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. It simply means we will miss you until we meet again".
Feb 02, 1928 - Jul 27, 2023
Jerry Welton Johncock, age 95 of Gun Lake, passed away on July 27, 2023. Jerry was born on February 2, 1928 in Orangeville Township, the son of Lynden Sr. and Esther (Osgood) Johncock. Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War. Jerry was a father of five boys, loving husband, pastor and passionate follower of Jesus Christ. He was an active member of McCallum United Brethren Church for many years and was also a member of Hastings Assembly of God, and pastor for Otsego United Brethren Church. Jerry was also involved with various ministries in Mexico, Trinidad, and T-L Osborne Ministries. Jerry loved running, starting at the age of 49 and was involved in the Kalamazoo Track Club. He ran 116 marathons and was the USA Track & Field Masters Athlete of the Year in 2018, 2015, 2014, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2003, 2000, and 1999. He still holds the USATF American Record for age 85-89, 25 KM and 30 KM road races. Jerry is survived by children: Tom Johncock, Jim (Toni) Johncock, Phil Johncock, Bill (Carol) Johncock, and Mark (Rhonda) Johncock; Ashley Calver, Randy Leasure, and Michelle Leasure; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Lynden Jr. (Marilyn) Johncock; sister, Joy Duffy; several nieces and nephews. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorlene Johhcock; twin brother, Jack Johncock; and many in-laws. A memorial service will take place at McCallum United Brethren Church at a later date, with burial at Prairieville Cemetery. Memorial contributions to McCallum United Brethren Church will be appreciated. Please visit www. williamsgoresfuneral. com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Jerry's family.
Apr 29, 1985 - Jul 04, 2023
Nichole Bouma of Yankee Springs, MI passed away on July 4, 2023 at the age of 38. She was born April 29th, 1985 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents Albert and Cheryl Bouma (Steltzner). Born just five minutes after her twin sister Tawnya, the two were a package deal from the earliest of ages. Even up until Nichole's passing, they created many cherished memories of living together, travels, adventures, and meals shared. In addition to leaving behind her twin, her absence and loss affect many who love her. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Herman and Madelyn Bouma (Vissia) and maternal grandparents Donald and Freida Steltzner (Krepps). Nichole is survived by both parents, siblings Jason Bouma and Hilary Perry-Bouma, Tellious and Tawnya Scott (Bouma), Stephanie West, and Brian and Mikaela Bouma (Mason); nephews Ethan and Connor; and niece Samantha. She also leaves behind uncles, aunts, many cousins, and friends. Nichole was a graduate of Jenison Public High School in 2004 and was known for her quick wit, her spirit of helpfulness, and her overall kindness. In the years since school, she spent ample time as a CNA in a variety of settings including assisted living, home health, and adult foster care homes. The latter was a particular passion project for Nichole. She was dreaming of a next season where she would be able to open up her own adult foster care home. Sadly, this will not be in her story, but in lieu of flowers, please consider supporting a local adult foster care home or assisted living program in memory of her. While Nichole is no longer with us in person, the ripples she has left in the lives of loved ones will be remembered. She was daughter. She was sister. She was friend. She was caretaker. She was beloved. Nichole's family will receive friends on Monday, July 10, 2023, 4:00 to 8:00 PM at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home where her funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 11:00 AM. Burial will take place in Coman Cemetery. Please visit www. beelergoresfuneral. com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Nichole's family.