Wilberta J. "Willie" Beebe, 81, of Midland, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at the Woodland Hospice in Mt. Pleasant. The daughter of the late Charles A. and Mary I (Chambers) Perry was born Oct. 15, 1932 in Barryton, Mich. On April 1, 1972, she married Newton Melvin Beebe, and after 41 years of marriage, he died Feb. 17, 2014.
Willie attended Central Michigan University, and had worked at the MidMichigan Medical Center as a General Dietician for 32 years until retiring in 1997. She enjoyed doing puzzles, especially crossword puzzles. Willie's favorite pastime was to spend time under the maple tree in her back yard with Melvin.
Willie is survived by step-children, Ray (Shari) Beebe of Midland, Steve Beebe of Sanford, Bryan Beebe and friend Dena of Midland, Eddie (Lisa) Beebe of Lake, Phyllis (Andy) Vanderbush of Carleton and Tammy Beebe of Midland; 17 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sisters, Dorothy Smith of Midland and Violet Acklin of Sanford; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Willie was also preceded in death by sons, Bruce, Michael and Ronald Beebe; brothers, Bob Lipe and John Perry; and sister, Bessie Washburn.
Funeral service for Willie will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, April 25, 2014, from the Wilson MILLER Funeral Home, with the Pastor Mark Beers, of the Midland Missionary Church, officiating. Interment will follow in Homer Township Cemetery.
Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and on Friday, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Memorials may be offered to Woodland Hospice, Mt. Pleasant.
Personal messages of condolence to the family may be offered at www.wilson-miller.com