Bobbi Jo Whitely Olivet Bobbi Jo Whitely, 50, of Olivet, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 surrounded by her family. Bobbi was born June 13, 1962 in Hastings, the daughter of Bob and Mary Jo (Benedict) Brimmer. She graduated Charlotte High School Class of 1980 before attending Michigan State University for Communications. While tending bar at the Charlotte Country Club in the summer between school, she met a young greens keeper, Bill Whitely. The two married on August 28, 1982. They lived in Charlotte a few years before moving to Sturgis, where she worked for Jack Smith and Associates, and they started their family. In 1999 they returned to Charlotte and settled in Olivet. Bobbi worked at Eye Care Associates since 2000. Bobbi loved the outdoors and MSU sports, but above all, she loved following her sons, Brett and Brendan, in their sporting events and school activities. Bobbi is survived by her husband of 32 years, Bill Whitely; sons Brett and Brendan; parents Bob and Mary Jo Brimmer; sisters, Patti Bondy, Sherri (Gary) Taylor and Candi McMickle; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister and brother Mary and Robert, who died at birth. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at the Olivet Congregational United Church of Christ with Rev. Jack Brown officiating with gathering time from 12:00-1:00 prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Olivet High School in care of the Olivet Baseball program. Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.prayfuneral.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 28, 2013
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