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Beverly J. Worthen

Beverly passed away, Thursday, March 9, 2023, at her home in Kalamazoo, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 24, 1950 in Elkhart, Indiana, the daughter of Lewis and Ruth (Chapin) Schooley. For 30 years Beverly worked at Walmart until her retirement in 2021. In her free time she enjoyed trips to the casino, playing bingo and collecting frogs. Most of all Beverly loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are her son, Robert (Maria) Busk of Hastings; grandchildren, Brandon of Portage and Trevor of Allegan; siblings, Mary Schooley-Lightner, Judy Bower, William Schooley, Lewis Schooley, and Richard Schooley along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, Leslie VanLuven and Kent Worthen and brother, Donald Schooley.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Contributions in memory of Beverly may be made to Carelink Hospice.

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Don & Sherri Ferguson

March 11, 2023 at 4:42 pm

Rob, Maria & Family,

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers



March 12, 2023 at 8:42 am

I am sorry for the our family’s loss. Sorry for her close family and grandchildren. But remember all the sweet times together and things you have done together. It has been awhile since I have seen aunt Bev. But I remember her smile.

Love niece Donna


Dorie Breece

March 15, 2023 at 8:06 pm

She was such a nice lady I had the pleasure of working with her for 5 years at Walmart she will be missed


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