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Willard Kelly “Woody” Bean, 80, passed away Monday afternoon, June 18, 2018 at home, under the care of Spectrum Health Hospice, with his family at his side.

The son of Orville & Pearl (Holiday) Bean, he was born November 16, 1937 in Rockford Illinois.

Willard was preceded in death by his parents, and two granddaughters, Ashley and Nicole. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Donna Bean; his children, Betty Elenbaas, William & Gina Bean, Beverly & John Lyons, Brenda & Andy Blahnik, Barbara & Ronie Steffes; 16 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 11 a.m to 5 p.m., at Cloverville Baptist Church, 4345 Heights Ravenna Road Fruitport, 49415, with a luncheon provided. 

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Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Rachel Agular on June 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Grandpa you will be missed. You were loved by so many. You are gone but will never be forgotten. I love you rest in peace.

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