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BEVERLY E. MULHOLLAND


C-obit-mulhollandBeverly E. Mulholland, 80, of Howard City passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016. When my body goes back to the dust of the earth where it came from, my soul will go to heaven to be with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Beverly was born September 13, 1935 in Howard City, Michigan the daughter of Harry and Alta (Kunde) Opper. She passed away in the same home she was born in. She graduated from Lakeview High School Class of 1953. On September 14, 1953 she married Kenneth Mulholland and he preceded her in death in 2009. She grew and sold flowers at her home and was known as the Flower Lady. She has gorgeous gardens, loved to travel, play croquet and research genealogy. She enjoyed visiting the local nursing homes and cheering up the residents. She stayed active with dance and big band music. Surviving are her children, Catherine & Steven Hyrns, Kenneth Mulholland & Dan Edwards; grandchildren, Kamie & Stephen McGuire, Jason & Michelle Hyrns, Benjamin Hyrns and fiancée, Jen Langley; great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Faith, Hunter and Hudson; brothers-in-law, Robert Menke, Charles (Judy) Mulholland; sisters-in-law, Donna Mulholland, Leona Harriman, Janet (Clare) Morrow; neighbor and caregiver, Linda Smith and family; special friend, Ray Furman; many nieces and nephews; and many special friends and neighbors. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold (Joanna) Opper and a sister, Betty (Norman) Frantsen. The family greeted friends Wednesday at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was held Thursday at Spencer Mills Church. Pastor Alan Flowers officiating. Interment Coral Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs 

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Mackinaw Striders raise $33,000 for MS


The Mackinaw Striders made a stop in Cedar Springs on August 26 on their walk from Grand Rapids to the Mackinac Bridge.

The Mackinaw Striders made a stop in Cedar Springs on August 26 on their walk from Grand Rapids to the Mackinac Bridge.

Multiple Sclerosis affects people in the prime of their lives, between the ages of 20 and 50. Every hour someone is newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. More than 2.5 million people worldwide live with this unpredictable disease. The symptoms of MS are different for everyone; the only certainty is that it will affect yet another person every hour of every day.

The Mackinaw Striders set a goal to walk from Grand Rapids to Mackinaw City in 11 days, and to raise $25,000, which they later changed to $33,300, for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

They set off on August 26 from Grand Rapids and walked to Pierson, making a stop at the White Pine Trail staging area in Cedar Springs.

Sari Swets, 50, who suffers from MS, walked the whole 222 miles to the Bridge.

Sari Swets, 50, who suffers from MS, walked the whole 222 miles to the Bridge.

Sari Brummel Swets, 50, a former teacher who was diagnosed with MS in 2007, had previously finished four MS walks of 50 miles, but had never walked this far. She, along with her father, Roger Brummel, and brother-in-law Paul Katerburg, and team member Sandy Johnson, walked the whole way and then over the bridge for 225.7 miles. Other team members accompanied them along the way.

“I will make my mark and do my part to make a difference in the lives of those living with MS,” wrote Sari, on her support page. “By supporting me you too will make your mark in this pursuit.”

They fell short of their goal by $300. To see the team page and to donate, google “Mackinaw Striders.” to learn more about MS, visit http://www.nationalmssociety.org/.

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