Joan DeVries

Joan DeVries

Joan Maxine DeVries of Plainwell, Michigan passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in Kalamazoo. Joan was born April 24, 1946 in Kalamazoo to Reinert and June Maxine (Owen) DeVries. She was a 1965 graduate of Portage Northern High School. For 10 years she was employed with Dickerson’s Greenhouse in Bloomingdale and then was employed with the Plainwell Wal-Mart as a greeter for 14 years. Joan enjoyed working and never forgot a birthday, always sending a card.

Surviving are her siblings, Al (Nancy) DeVries of Kalamazoo, Carol (Steve) Town of Bloomingdale and Nancy (Bruce) Newton of Hastings; her brother-in-law, Dwight Replogle of Delton; many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Janet K. Replogle.

Friends may visit with Joan’s family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Burial will take place at 10:30 A.M. Saturday at Mount Ever-Rest Memorial Park, Kalamazoo.

Contributions in memory of Joan may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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