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Marie Jane Bigney, age 89, of Sparta, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. She was born July 10, 1931 to Garner and Jessie (Heiss) Goodell in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Marie worked twenty-seven years at Keeler Brass while raising her family. She was a dedicated hardworking mother. Marie loved being with her family and friends and she also adored babies. Marie is survived by her loving sons, Lloyd Bigney, and Leslie Bigney; adored grandchildren, Brad Bigney, Michael (Lindsay) Bigney, Lindsey (Brett) Schrom, Amanda (Mark) Yassay, Troy (Nicole) VanderZyl, Leanne (Ryan) Moore, and Sarah (Steve) Bedgood; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Donna Rhoads. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Winfield in 2016; daughter, Sheila VanderZyl in 2020; and brothers and sisters, Leon Goodell, Richard Goodell, Donald Goodell, Thelma Morris, and Norma Robinson. A time of visitation was held with the family from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Pederson Funeral Home, 127 N Monroe St., Rockford, MI 49341. A private family funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the funeral home. Interment will be at Algoma Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

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