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Rosemary Beery

Rosemary passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Bronson Commons.

She was born April 18, 1929 in Pine Grove Township, the daughter of Raymond and Catherine (Neeson) Blanchard. Rosemary had worked for the Upjohn Company, White Oaks Veterans Home and retired from Van Buren Community Mental Health.

She was a member of Oshtemo United Methodist Church, the Otsego Lady Elks, Daughters of the Nile and was a Past Matron of Otsego Eastern Star Chapter #497. She enjoyed taking care of her home, sewing and volunteering in the community. On July 23, 1949 in Kalamazoo, she married Raymond Beery who passed away in 2013.

Surviving are her 3 sons, Michael (April) Beery of Lawton, Bruce (Diane) Beery of Kalamazoo and Brian Beery of Kalamazoo; 3 grandchildren, Michael (Jodi), Eric (Jordan) and Danielle and 4 great-grandchildren, Taylor, Peyton, Riley and Judah.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters, Dorothy Kisinger, Betty Shaff, Mary Himmelein and Esther Zimmerman.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, April 23, 2022 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with Pastor Larry Lowis officiating.

Private family burial of ashes will take place at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Rosemary may be made to

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan


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Shirley Brainard & Lucian Marks

November 23, 2019 at 9:20 am

Brian & Family, We are sending our deepest sympathy in the passing of Rosey as she had been a long time friend to both of us down through the years. Your mom was a wonderful caring person full of life having a great sense of humor that could always bring smiles & laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Steve & June Anson

November 23, 2019 at 4:06 pm

Mike, April, Bruce, Dianne, Brian & Family’s, We were so saddened to hear Rosie passed away. She was such a fun person and a huge part of the Anson family. We all enjoyed being with her. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.


H. Lynn Beery-Ritsema

November 24, 2019 at 12:59 pm

So sorry for your loss. I wish that I had been able to meet with her but I had just found out she was related to me. Prayers for the family during this trying time


Haley Terpstra

November 24, 2019 at 1:49 pm

My name is Haley Terpstra, daughter of Sue Reigle, granddaughter of Betty Reigle. Rosey was such a caring individual. She babysat both my mom and I; and we have such fond memories of her and Ray! She was my grandmothers longest and closest friend. She was a wonderful friend; and a wonderful person all around. She was also very uplifting and bubbly. She will be missed. Condolences to the family, our heart is with you.


Trudy Wright

November 24, 2019 at 4:39 pm

Rosie Beery was one of the sweetest ladies I have ever met. I came to know her when I worked at KVCC. She was always there to help in any way she could and support those of us in the athletic department. She will be missed by many. I am blessed to have known her.


Chuck Randall

November 25, 2019 at 9:42 am

Rosemary was a much loved member of our staff at White Oaks. Always happy and engaging with the residents and families. Barb and I have very fond memories of Rosemary. We extend our condolences to your family members!


Joyce Gilliland

April 9, 2022 at 7:19 pm

I remember Rosemary always smiling and a twinkle in her eye. I knew her and Ray through Eastern Star and they were both kind and outgoing people. God bless them.


Tom and Donna Staggs

April 14, 2022 at 7:49 pm

We wish to express our sincerest condolences to Rosemary Berry’s family.

She was a great friend and will be fondly remembered for her kind heart.

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.


Nancy Johnson

April 20, 2022 at 10:41 am

Condolences from the Lane family. We are planning to attend the memorial on April 23.


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