Beverly Jean (Montgomery) Minaker, age 78, of Ionia, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family, under hospice care early Saturday morning, September 28. She was born in Ionia on December 14, 1940, the daughter of Bud Alan and Lucille Mae (Donner) Montgomery, both of whom preceded her in death. Beverly attended Ionia Schools and worked in several capacities during her lifetime including factory work and serving as a Deli Clerk at Meijer for several years. She cherished her daughters and their families, especially the dear grandchildren. When she wasn’t busy at work or home, her favorite thing to do was combing the surrounding area for garage sales, flea markets or other events where she could pick up and bring home a new “treasure” that might just be considered trash by someone else. She had many friends and will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Beverly is survived by her three daughters, Kimberly (Gene) Jones, Marlene Patrick and Billie Jo (Scott) Ostrander all of Ionia; grandchildren, Ehren (Shannon) Jones, Casey (Angie) Jones, Jessica (Billy) McDowell and Jennifer (Josh) Densmore; great grandchildren, Stella Ralston Jones, Luray Ralston Jones, Neveah Ostrander, Ford McDowell, Rex McDowell, Starr Densmore, Angel Densmore, Buddy Densmore and Mila Densmore; siblings, Rosie (Jim) Kerr, Barb (Maynard) Helmer and Billy Montgomery; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers Bradley Scott (Barb) Montgomery and Bud (Alice) Montgomery.
Graveside Services will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at Easton Township Cemetery, with Pastor Paul Hulford officiating. For additional information, please contact the funeral home by calling (616) 794-1300.