Mrs. Beatrice E George, age 99 of Grant, died Thursday, October 4, 2007 at Fountainview Retirement Village in Grant. She was born Beatrice E in Grant, the daughter of Mabel (Anderson) and John Huford McKinley on September 10, 1908. She married Elliott George on March 31, 1934 in Newaygo and he preceded her in death on February 14, 1985. She received her Life Certificate in Education at Western State Teachers College and was a 2nd grade teacher for Carr Elementary School in Muskegon until 1968. She was a 50 year member of Ashland Grange.

She is survived by her sons Lester & Carol George of Grant, John & Carol George of Grand Rapids, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, She was preceded in death by sister June (Miller) Partlo and her great-granddaughter Jaidyn Lynn George.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM from the McKinley Grant Chapel, on Monday, October 8, 2007 with her son John George officiating. Interment will be in the Ashland Center Cemetery near Grant. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. For Memorials please consider the Grant Area District Library. Please sign the online guest book at

 

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John & Jean Podbregar
Saturday October 06, 2007
20:19:42

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Ruth Hoaglin
Monday October 08, 2007
19:45:49

Sorry to read about your mothers passing Lester and Carol you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time.

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Carroll Brown
Monday November 12, 2007
12:56:59

As a kid I always enjoyed the times when we visited your farm. It wasn't often but I liked the bustling farm and lots of animals. By the time I was old enough to remember much about it, my dad had virtually quit farming so our place didn't have many animals. I particularly remember that we came to your house to celebrate Christmas. I don't remember the date, but it had to be when we were fairly young. I remember John being maybe 5 or 6 and "being John". It was a big festive meal and I remember how big the table seemed to me. It was a fun time and Bea was very busy and "in charge". I really had a good day. Strangely I can't remember much about the food except that it was good and there was plenty of it. I know that my folks thought a lot of your folks and of course they were special to me because of their generosity to my family at the time of my birth. It is interesting to me that other than the cousins I have in the Grant area, I have looked to the George families, both Jim and Norma and your folks as my second families after my folks died. Never having had brothers or sisters, Lester and Larry have seemed to be the next best thing. Since we live so far apart it is hard to be together as much as I would like, but it is fun when we do have a chance. Louise is still disappointed that she didn't get to come to the get together at Arlene and Larry's. We truly share your feelings of loss and want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Carroll & Louise Brown

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