Rebecca E. Boone

Rebecca E. Boone

Rebecca passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

She was born September 22, 1955 in Plainwell, MI the daughter of Clyde and Helen (Shook) Staley. Becky was a 1974 graduate of Otsego High School, attended Pensacola Jr. College and graduated from Phoenix Business College. She worked for 13 years for Dr. Pace in Lillian, AL and then was employed at Allegan General Hospital for 3 years. On July 16, 1991 in Pensacola, FL she married Leonn Boone who survives.

Also surviving are her sisters, Sharon Staley Callaway of AL and Cynthia Staley Thompson of Kalamazoo; 3 step-children, Stephen (Karen) Boone of Bellevue, MI, Dennis (Rhonda) Boone of Otsego and Debra (Richard ) Shea of Climax; several step-grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; her special friends, Ruth Ann McBride and Jauretta (Paul) Moore; her beloved Boston Terrier Mattie and her cat Marley.

Friends may meet with the family Friday April 3, 2015 starting at 11:00 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the Funeral Service at noon, Pastor Joe Spackman officiating.

Contributions in memory of Becky may be made to the Kalamazoo Humane Society.

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  1. Howard and Terri Gott says:

    Leon and family, please accept our sincere sympathy in the loss of Becky. She’s not in pain anymore and at peace. Will always remember her. RIP, Becky.

  2. Iannette (Richards) Lopez says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with Becky. We graduated together. Really liked her and she was such a nice person. Again please accept my condolences.

  3. Sherry Wiltshire says:

    Leon and family, so sorry for your loss. Her laugh used to brighten my night at the Windjammer. She will be missed.

  4. Paul and Jauretta Moore says:

    Leonn, may God give you peace in the loss of Becky. What wonderful memories the two have given to so many of us. May your memories give you joy and strength for each new day. Becky has been called home, she is now resting in Peace, in the arms of God and comforted by his Angel’s.
    Prayerfully with our Love.

  5. Bryon Sheldon says:

    So many memories growing up with Beck and her family. Our prayers to all of her family. So sorry for your loss.

  6. Kelley DePauw says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Becky, our prayers are with all of the family

  7. Michele Pulver says:

    Cindy, Sharon, there are no words … no words to take away the pain of your excruciating loss. Please know that you and you whole family are in my prayers for comfort and peace during these difficult days and weeks ahead.

  8. Dee (Boerman) Krcatovich says:

    My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of Becky. I was a classmate of hers and am truly sorry about her death. A life taken away all too soon, but she is at peace with our Maker. I hope all can find comfort in this and the fact that all will be reunited in time. Again, please accept my condolences in the loss of Becky.

  9. Dennis and Rhonda Boone says:

    Becky should be an inspiration to all of us. Despite all the health issues she endured the past several years it never tarnished her zest for life. Every set back she was faced with made her will to live even stronger. A kind loving person who was adored by so many people, Becky made the best of every precious moment she got to spend on earth. I was honored to have her part of our family. God Bless you Becky.

  10. Richard and Mary Beauchamp says:

    Dear Leon and family.this saddens my heart to hear this news. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. I know she suffered for a lot of years and now she is at peace.You are in my prayers.

  11. Lacee Boone and Travis Morrill says:

    We love you aunt Becky. I am so sad to see you go. I love you! I’m thankful I was able to speak with you on the phone last week. Thanks for loving me so much. You were my #1 fan. Still are.

  12. Richard/Debra Shea and Family says:

    Our beloved Becky. You will truly be missed Becky. You were such a sweet, kind loving person. You have been an inspiration to each and every one of us. We have so many fun memories that we will hold near and dear to our hearts. You will never be forgotten. We were honored and blessed to have you in our lives. A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us but closer to God. He will rest your soul in peace with the angels in a place free from pain and suffering. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to all your family and friends. Our thoughts are with you Dad in this time of sorrow.

  13. Kim Martin-Kanet says:

    Sharon and Cindy I am so sorry for your loss. Becky was a great girl. It was an honor to know her.
    Please know that I am praying peace for you and your families.

    Kim Martin-Kanet
    Class of 75

  14. Judy Ringle says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you
    during this difficult time. Becky will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

  15. Carrie McBride says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Becky’s passing. What a beautiful human being she was, inside and out. So much love to you Leonn, and prayers for peace to you and the rest of your family.

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