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Marjorie B. Beardslee

Mrs. Marjorie “Marge” B. Beardslee, age 106, went home to her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 15, 2014. Born on December 1, 1907 to Abner and Cora Hillman and was raised in Lakeview, for which she was so pound of her “country” heritage. Marge attended Central Michigan University and taught for both the rural school system and for the Kent City District. Marge and her husband Wendell owned and operated an art store in Cedar Springs, where she was able to express her immeasurable love for oil painting and had become the accomplished artist that she was. Marge is survived by her son Robert D. (Eileen) Brimmer; fourteen grandchildren; 35 great grand children; 26 great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and very special friend Gertrude. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 57 years, Wendell J. Beardslee; daughter and son-in-law Sharon and Norman Pike; her parents; brother Roy Hillman; and sister Gladys Hashover. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N. Monroe Street NE, Rockford, MI 49341. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2014,¬†Pastor Ken Menefee officiating¬†at Pederson Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy or memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503; or to Mel Trotter Ministries, 225 Commerce Avenue SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.



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