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Beverly Wandalee Palmer, age 70, of Greenville, joined our Lord on Saturday evening, January 2, 2010 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids.

The daughter of Wesley and Gladys Stanton Blum, she was born on November 15, 1939 in Millbrook, Michigan.

Family and friends were always at her house and she loved the time spent with her grandchildren. Beverly also enjoyed horseback riding and playing card games and Bingo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Butch Blum and her beloved daughter, Valerie Palmer.

Surviving are her husband, Cecil and their children; Jerri Rentsman of Greenville, Marie Horning of Longview, Texas, John Wood III of Sheridan, Eric Wood Sr. of Ionia, Bill Palmer of Gowen, Buddy Palmer of Greenville, Shannon Palmer of Kalamazoo, and David Palmer of Greenville; the grandchildren that she raised, Ray Palmer of Ionia, Andrea Silos-Morales of Greenville, John Wood IV of Belding, Eric Wood Jr. of Hesperia, and Leah Wood of Greenville; her brothers and sisters, Diana Mason of Greenville, Garry Blum of Cedar Springs, Sherry Devlin of Claremont, Florida, Randy Williams of Detroit; along with several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Visitation is Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. at the Christiansen Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Rev. Joel Heron, pastor of Greenville Community Church, will officiate and burial will take place privately at Rest Haven Memory Gardens, Belding.

The family would like to extend thanks to everyone for all the loving support over the past weeks of hardship. Beverly would love to see how close everyone has been.

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  1. Anonymous on January 2, 2010 at 12:00 am


    05/25/2011 –

    Marie Horning

    well mom i never knew this was on here. I talked to u everyday sometimes 3 to ? times a day. u were my friend and my mother. I will never forget u.I will always miss u. I did get to say my good byes to you and i loved u 4 ever your daughter. There’s not a day that goes by i dont think of u.

    01/20/2010 –

    Jim Bellerby

    Bev,always loved her grandchildren.No matter which one it was.My toughts are with Her husband and kids.

    01/17/2010 –

    Mishanda Griffin

    We will all miss you dearly Aunt Bev…

    01/06/2010 –

    Karen Wood

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family… may all of you feel the love of Aunt Bev around you all the time. Keep her in your thoughts and remember her always. All my family is sending their love, Karen

    01/06/2010 –

    Jennifer Worden

    Andrea and family,
    We are keeping you and your entire family our prayers. I know how much you appreciated and loved your grandma. I pray you all feel the Lord’s comfort during this difficult time.
    God Bless, Jennifer & family
    This is my commandaÇ”be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9, NLT))

    01/05/2010 –

    Donna Mason

    I will always remember the ride Aunt Bev gave me home from her house I was about six or seven years old, and all I could see was the dashboard displayed in the window of the car and the very big trees along Lincoln Lake Road, I still remember that ride today. She talked the whole way to my house. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

    01/05/2010 –

    Mary A. Wood

    My heartfelt condolences go to the family. I will always remember the family chats that Bev and I had throughout the years. She will be sadly missed by my family and me. All my love to the family and may God bless all of you.

    01/04/2010 –

    cecil g. palmer

    when my wife and i came up here from AZ.aunt bev and uncle cecil treated us with loving kindness, and helped us out when we were in need. for me my world is less bright without aunt bev in it. i will miss her greatly.

    01/04/2010 –

    Julie Martin

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Aunt Bev. I have enjoyed getting to know Aunt Bev these last years.

    01/04/2010 –

    Sandy Tobey

    Bev was always such a caring person. I mostly knew her as a loving grandmother. I would see her every now and then at a school event for our grandkids. Before that, I knew how devasted she was at the death of her daughter Val and how much she loved Andrea. She will be missed by many.

    01/04/2010 –

    Sarah Baker

    I am so sorry about your loss your grandma was a very sweet and kind lady. I liked your grandma very much and she will not be forgotten. Sarah Baker

    01/04/2010 –

    Kristine Houston

    Words can not express what a Wonderful Gma Bev was to my daughter KyAnna. She would have Nick Names for all the Grand children and KyAnna’s was “Pepper” & always will be. Gma Palmer will be missed; but she left us all with Great memories.

    01/04/2010 –

    wanda adams

    to the family and friends your in my thoughts and prayers.

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