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“Sadden to read the passing of Bev. Prayers and thoughts for the family. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Miriam Fleming - Climax, MI

“I was truly sadden to hear of the sudden passing of Bev. She was quite the women. Strong, courageous and a true believer of her Heavenly Father. My...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Brooke Jones - Battle Creek, MI

“I just became friends with BevShe always had time to talk. She went with me to my frist arts and crafts show on Nov 17th. It was so kind of her to...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah Powers - Battle Creek, MI

“I worked with Bev at Kellogg's for all of her 25 years, she was such a soft spoken kind lady. I ran into her many times after that, especially in...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Dolores (Wing) Clark - GOODYEAR, AZ

“Our sympathies to Bev's family. We just got to know her in a recent small group and that was a blessing. She is now happy in the arms of the Almighty...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Greg & Windi Glessner - MI

“My sympathy goes to the West Family. Even though in the past years I lost contact with the family, I have great memories of our earlier days. Rest...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Sandi Nowicki - Bradenton, FL

“So sorry to hear of Bev's passing. I have very fond memories of my blue bird days with her. May she rest in peace. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Traci Balch - Battle Creek, MI

“So sad to hear of Bev passing. She was a dear friend,I have so many good memories of our times together. She will be missed. My thoughts are...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Carol Boss - rockford, MI

“The last time we spoke you told me when it's your time it's your time and everything we're doing now is preparing for that time. And God's time is...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Lawrence - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Wendy Slater - West Palm Beach, FL

“To all of Bev's family, May God wrap his arms around you and hold you together tight as you accept His Blessing in this incredible time of Sadness...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Sonya Dobay - HOPKINSVILLE, KY

“To Bev's family.I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I was so sad to hear of Her passing. We went to school together and she lived only a couple...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Peggy Bradley (Gillett) (Weipert) - MI

“We are saddened by this loss and will continue to uphold the family in prayer. So very sorry. ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: David and Coleen Westerhof - MI

“My heart breaks for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Bev was always so sweet and kind to Bryce and I . She c will be missed by...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Janet Casselman - Battle Creek, MI


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Beverly Ann "Bev" Laitila, age 71, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Bronson Battle Creek. She was born in Coldwater, Michigan on May 5, 1947, the daughter of Milford L. and Arla M. (Palmatier) Stockwell. Bev graduated from Battle Creek Central High School with the Class of 1965 and furthered her education at Kellogg Community College. She retired from the Kellogg Company in 2008 after more than 25 years of service.

Bev is survived by her children, Kimberly (Jose Miguel) de Sanchez of Kentucky, Kari (Tim) Castleberry of Battle Creek, and Thom (Andrea) West of Bellevue; her grandchildren, Sage & Maya Castleberry, Ashley (Adam) Peck, and Emily St. John; great-grandchildren, Iris, Adaline and Pierson James; her step-mother, Mary Stockwell; her sister, Karen Snell; her brother, Mark (Tami) Stockwell; and her former-husband & friend, Thomas C. West. She was preceded in death by her twin daughters, Kathryn & Kasandra West; her mother, Arla Stainoff; her father, Mel Stockwell; and her brother, Marty Stockwell.

Bev truly had a servants heart and was an active member of the Battle Creek Friends Church where she served in many different areas, and also volunteered with the Women's Life Recovery Program at the Haven of Rest. She was also a member of the Kellogg 25-Year Club, and enjoyed all things Arts & Crafts, traveling, the outdoors & her times at Gun Lake, her "dogs" & "Grand-dogs", and spending time with her family and friends.

The family will receive friends 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, November 25th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services to celebrate Bev's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 26th at Battle Creek Friends Church, 1305 Olive Street, Battle Creek with Rev. John Grafton and Rev. Kelly Hadlich, officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Women's Life Recovery Program at the Haven of Rest. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Bev may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.