Mrs. Mary Beth Brandli

  • Born: April 24, 1949
  • Died: February 16, 2020
  • Location: Delton, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family


Mary Beth Brandli, age 70, of Delton passed away Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2020 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Battle Creek on April 24, 1949, the daughter of Philip M. and Mary Elizabeth (Rowden) Colles. She worked as a nurse at various hospitals for more than 49 years, including Lakeview General, Pennock, Leila, and Community (Bronson Battle Creek) Hospitals.

Mary married Terry Lee Brandli in Delton on May 1, 1976; he survives. She is also survived by her sons, Gregory (Karen) Yeomans of Pennsylvania and Thor (Jessica) Brandli of Delton; grandchildren, Allison and Jillian Brandli, Ashley (Jeff) Santos, and Makayla Wahle; a sister, Nancy Jones of Bellevue; nephews, Gary Colles and Alan Lee Jones; and nieces, Debra McDaniel and Donna Postma. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, James Yeomans; brother, Gordon Colles; nieces, Linda Colles and Denise Jones; and great-nephew (son to Denise), Tony Smitherman.

Mary was a wonderful, even tempered, people person who loved nature, scenic drives, and peace & quiet. She also enjoyed their dogs, raising birds and helping at Thor & Jessica's bait and tackle store after retirement. Family was everything to Mary and after retirement she particularly loved spending time with her granddaughters and taking them to their various events. She and Terry became members of the Delton Seventh-day Adventist Church and she participated in the Women's Bible Study group.

At Mary's request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials directed to the Delton Seventh-day Adventist Church, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Terry, You do not know me. I dated Mary when we were in high school. I am deeply sorry for your loss. I have lost two wives myself, so I know your pain. Although we only dated for a short time, I know Mary was a fine young woman. Reply if you wish.

Posted by sidney hayes - blooming prairie, MN - Friend   March 04, 2020

So sorry for your lossTerry.

Posted by Carla Pierce - Coworker   February 29, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about Mary. We will miss her greatly. Our hearts and prayers go out to the family.
Dr. Gaball and staff

Posted by Earl Gaball - Battle Creek, MI - Acquaintance   February 24, 2020

What a wonderful nurse. Enjoyed working with her in ICU ❤ Prayers to her family.

Posted by Brenda Young - Friend   February 24, 2020