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Mrs. Averil Bessie MacPhee, age 85, of Kalamazoo, passed away Friday morning, March 19, 2010 at her home under the loving care of her family and Hospice Care of South West Michigan.

She was born February 10, 1925 in Otsego, MI the daughter of the late R. Lavant and Bessie Harrison. She was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Bacon, two brothers, Richard and Ralph.

On January 24, 1942 she was united in marriage to Donald F. MacPhee who survives. Also surviving are four sons: Larry (Doris), Daniel (Debbie), Randall and Tim (Brenda); and sisters-in-law, Marian Harrison and Doris (Max) Giddings; and a brother-in-law, Doug MacPhee. She has ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

After her children were grown she worked in the cafeterias at Mattawan Consolidated Schools and The Upjohn Company.

Friends may visit with the family on Monday, March 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Community Center at Royal Estates, 8300 Ravine Road (just north of D Avenue).

Graveside services for the family will be held at Hope Cemetery, Texas Corners. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or the Full Gospel Apostolic Church, Paw Paw, Michigan.


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