Juanita Marie "Nita" Beemer

Holland, Michigan. Formerly of Lansing.

Age 83, went to her eternal home with family around her on June 18, 2015 at the Inn of Freedom Village after a long and valiant battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.

She was born on June 21, 1931 in Jackson, MI to Lawrence and Lucille (McCurdy) DeVerna. Juanita was preceded in death by her parents, son Barry, brothers Larry and William DeVerna, and sisters Reverend Mary Ellen Curtis and Jeannie Hutchinson.

Juanita is survived by her husband of 66 years Everett, daughters Mary-jo Iverson (Doug), Lisa Noble (Rick), grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Levi and Mariah Noble, Jeff and Trisha Zylstra, Lilia, Abigail, and Sophie, Bradlee and Lindsey Iverson, Sabrina, Anabelle, and Emeline. She is also survived by a sister, Maxine Kushmaul.

Juanita was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Grand Ledge. Nita had moved throughout Michigan with her husband living in Grass Lake, Adrian, Muskegon, Traverse City and Lansing. She was a multi-talented lady, wonderful cook and homemaker. She loved to entertain and had the gift of hospitality. She was employed as a school bus driver in Muskegon, Pranges (Younker’s) Dept. Store in Traverse City, Coil Maker at Ratel and Foster’s Furniture Store in Grass Lake.

She was a firm believer in family traditions and will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt thanks to all the caregivers at Clare Bridge Inn who lovingly cared for Nita for eighteen months and for Hospice of Holland’s care in these final weeks. All were considered part of our extended family.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church of Grand Ledge, 411 Harrison St., with the Rev. Cindy Skutar, Pastor and the Rev. Dr. Bill Brownson officiating. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery, Grass Lake. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, 325 W. Washtenaw St., Lansing, MI from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 29th. A memorial open house celebrating Nita’s life will be held at Freedom Village Auditorium, Holland, MI, on Saturday, July 11, 2015, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Hospice of Holland or The Scholarship Fund of Freedom Village.

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Nancy O'Connor Cook
June 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

I was sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my sincere sympathy.

Dee-Dee Worthington
June 23, 2015 at 10:46 am

My condolences to the Beemers. I remember your family as Grass Lakers when Barry was a student. The DeVernas and Mary Curtis were neighbors.

Praying for you . . .

howard harshbarger
June 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Hi Ev, sorry to hear about Nita’s passing. It was just a year ago I recieved your sympathy card for my wife,Jan. Both were great women. We were so fortunate to have them for our wives. May God bless you at this time of loss and we will keep you in our prayers. Howdy

Frank & Gloria Houting
June 23, 2015 at 5:23 pm

Our dear, precious friends, Mary-jo and Doug, it is times like this that we wish we weren’t living so far from Michigan. We would prefer to give you hugs in person and share our memories of your mom. Knowing that your mom is with the Lord, her memory whole once again, reunited with your brother and others she loved, gives some sense of comfort. We understand and are holding you close in prayer.

Wendell Mason
June 23, 2015 at 10:01 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you Ev, Nita was a fighter and great
companion. Your life together brought many good times and I know
those memories will live with you and your family.

Condolences and Blessings to you and your family.

The Rhotens
June 24, 2015 at 6:18 am

Ev, We will miss her dearly. What a wonderful person.

Leslie & Glenn Cerny
June 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

Lisa & Rick,
Words cannot express the sadness we feel for you dealing with the death of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” -Helen Keller

Jon Wise
June 28, 2015 at 8:21 am

I was deeply saddened to hear of Juanita’s passing. I hadn’t seen either of you since your days at Trinity United Methodist Church, but I’ll always remember your smiles and warm greetings! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers this week.


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