Beverly R. Trumley

Beverly Ruth Trumley, 86, of Charlotte, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018. She was born September 17, 1931, in Lansing, the daughter of Clark and Wilma (Wood) Greenshields. Bev married Richard Lee Trumley on February 7, 1953, in Charlotte. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Bev always saw to it that the needs of others were always meet before her own. She was a gourmet cook who enjoyed preparing magnificent meals for family and friends. Bev was passionate about many different forms of art — from creating beautiful watercolor paintings, sculpting, knitting, or assembling a collage with peacock feathers. She and Dick enjoyed their numerous trips throughout the world. When they weren’t traveling they enjoyed spending time at their homes in the Florida Keys, Charlotte, and in northern Michigan. She was an avid MSU fan but was especially fond of MSU basketball. Bev was a lifelong member of the Charlotte O.E.S. and GFWC Charlotte. She also volunteered for Mobile Meals of Charlotte for many years.

Bev is survived by her husband of 65 years, Richard; sons, David Lee (Ghizela) Trumley of Berlin, Germany, Stephen Richard (Debra) Trumley of Fruitport, Mich., John Howard Trumley of Charlotte; eight grandchildren; eight great- grandchildren; brother, Harry (Debbie) James of Venice, Fla.; and sister, Carol Thompson of Port Townsend, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bruce Greenshields; and sister, Catherine Mahan.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home in Charlotte. The family will receive friends on Friday, February 23, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church, 210 E. Lawrence Ave., Charlotte, MI 48813.

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