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Carole Kathleen Beebe, age 68, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center.

The daughter of Harold & Evelyn (Stoepker) Russell, she was born on August 28, 1947 in Grand Rapids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, and son-in-law, Denise & Dale Sanford; grandson, Cody Whaley; three brothers, and sister-in-law, Robert & Susan Russell, Phillip Russell, and Timothy Russell.  Surviving are a daughter, Colleen  (David) Reid; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; sister, Dianne (Kenny) Olczak; sister-in-law, Cam Russell; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be a Graveside Service (to bury her ashes next to our Mother – Evelyn (Stoepker) Russell) at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016 (the day before her birthday) at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 2894 Patterson Rd SE, Grand Rapids. Followed by (approx 1:00pm) a Celebration of Life Potluck Picnic at Long Lake Park Area D4, 13747 Krauskopf Rd NE, Sparta. More details to follow (Facebook Event Page will be set up). 

Honoring her wishes, cremation has taken place.  Arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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8 Condolences

  1. Catrina paepke on May 27, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    I love and mis you so much grandma! Now you watch over us with the blessings of all our other loved ones! Fly high grandma RIP



  2. Debbie (McClain) Brumley on May 27, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Even though I didn’t know her well, Carole was the big sister I never had. You will be missed by many!



  3. Lynne Clayton Austin on May 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Prayers for Carole and her family.



  4. Wendy on May 27, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Much love to rthe family. Hugs and healing. RIP Maude



  5. Roberta Floro on May 27, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    My last memory of being with you was at Colleen and David’s wedding…..We had a great time and now you can go keep that Denise and Dale in line…..



  6. Ronda Kelly on May 27, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Carole and I worked together at Center Manufacturing for some time. I became friends with her daughter and son-in-law Denise and Dale who we miss dearly and also became friends with her daughter Colleen who I love dearly. My heart goes out to you Colleen and your family. I hope knowing your mom is at peace and no longer suffering brings you some comfort. I know how hard it is to let our moms go but it makes it easier if they are suffering. Rest in peace Carole. I know Denise was waiting for you with open arms.



  7. Kirsti russell on June 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    Best memory I have of Carole is when I was staying at dale and denise’s house I fell off ashley’s bike and Carole bandaged me up



  8. Cindy (Russell) Crum on August 4, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for you, Aunt Carole. You will be remembered fondly.



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