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.
Friends may visit with Rosemary’s family once services have been re-scheduled at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the memorial service, 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.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.