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Merri Gale Beebe

December 29, 1958 — May 29, 2024

Paw Paw

Merri Gale Beebe, 65, of Paw Paw, MI, died on Wednesday morning May 29, 2024 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Merri was born December 29, 1958 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. She graduated from Gull Lake High School in 1977 and earned a bachelor’s degree in paper engineering from Western Michigan University. She was an employee of James River, American Greetings, and Knouse Foods, retiring in 2023.
Merri is survived by her son, Travis Lee Beebe; brothers, Patrick L. (Marta) Onofrio and Robert R. (Janis) Onofrio; and nephews, Anthony (Anna) Onofrio, Benjamin (Shelly) Onofrio, and Christopher (Alison) Onofrio.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lou and Patty Onofrio, and many beloved cats, including Smoakie, Samantha, and Charlie.
At Merri’s request, a private family service has been held. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel. Personal messages for the family may be placed at


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