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Obituary for Mary B. Cole

Mary Beth Cole

Mary Beth Cole, age 83 of Middleville, passed away at Carveth Village on Monday, October 5, 2020. Mary was born on March 2, 1937 to Clarence and Nellie (Elenbaas) Berends in Irving Township. She was a school bus driver for Thornapple-Kellogg Schools for 16 years. Mary’s faith was very important to her. She was a founding member of Peace Church and she was involved in many groups at Whitneyville Bible Church, where she was a member, including making quilts in the sewing group. Mary loved to be able to serve her church in many ways. She and her husband, Adrian, belonged to Builders for Christ and Habitat for Humanity. In her spare time, Mary enjoyed square dancing and traveling to many places throughout the United States and Europe. Her family was very important to her, and she especially loved taking care of her grandchildren. Mary will be dearly missed by her loving husband, Adrian; children, David (Susan) Cole, Keith Cole, Carol (Brent) Low; grandchildren: Phillip (Sara) Cole, Nathan (Sarah) Cole, Gregg (Bridget) Cole, Benjamin Cole, Seth Cole, Joshua Cole, Mary Cole, Michael Low, Curtis Low; and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at Beeler-Gores Funeral Home in Middleville on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service for Mary will be held at Whitneyville Bible Church on Thursday, October 8 at 11:00 a.m. with grandson, Pastor Gregg Cole and Pastor Jonathan DeCou, officiating. Memorial contributions to Whitneyville Bible Church or Alzheimer’s Association will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or leave a condolence message for Mary’s family.