Beatrice Olive Swainston, age 93, of Middleville, passed away on Monday, December 17, 2018 at her home. Beatrice was born in Caledonia on April 2, 1925 to Orville and Olive (Blake) Bowman. She enjoyed bowling and spending time with her family, who was a big part of her life. Her family will always remember her eyes lighting up every time a child walked into a room. Beatrice will be lovingly remembered by her children, Judy Striplin, Vicki (Harley) Dawson, Ken Swainston, Tom (Shelly) Swainston, Carol Sue Foster, Clyde (Bonnie) Swainston, Karen (David) Killgore; 37 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Gates; brother-in-law, Joe Lombardo; sister-in-law, Sherry Bowman; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Swainston; sons, Don Swainston, Ed Swainston; and several siblings. Beatrice’s family will receive friends on Friday, December 21 from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M. at the Beeler-Gores Funeral Home in Middleville. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 22 at 11 A.M. at the funeral home. Burial will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Beatrice’s family.
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