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Lena I. Westover

Mrs. Lena I. Westover of Cedar Springs went home January 1, 2012, to be with her husband of 59 years, Mr. William L. Westover.  Lena was born on January 12, 1908, in Solon Township and lived the majority of her life in the Cedar Springs area.  She received her teaching certificate from Western State Teachers College in August of 1931.  Lena later completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Western Michigan University.  She was a school teacher for more than 30 years and retired from Sparta Public Schools in 1970.  Lena was very active throughout most of her life.  She was a member of the Foxville Friendship Club and in later years she enjoyed activities such as bowling, line dancing, gardening, quilting, crocheting, and spending time with her grandchildren.  Lena touched the lives of many and will be forever loved by her family and friends.  Lena is survived by her children, Gladys (Matt) Neithefer of Jenison, Shirley (David) Caldwell of Cedar Springs, and William, Jr. (Jan) Westover of Panama City, Florida; grandchildren, Irene (Ron) Steadman, and Michael (Gail) Dunbar, of Grand Rapids, Charles (Valerie) Dunbar of Cedar Springs, Allison (Dave) Collins of Lansing, Douglas (Mary) Caldwell of Jackson, and Jane (Randy) Hazel of Lake Orion; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Lena was preceded in death by her husband, William L. Westover, in 1987.  The service for Mrs. Lena Westover will be Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pederson Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Love officiating.  Interment at Crandall Cemetery.  Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer’s Association, GMC – West MI Chapter, 2944 Fuller Ave., NE, Ste 101, Grand Rapids, MI  49505 or Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave., SE, Ada, MI, 49301.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Arrangements by the Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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