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“Oh Jules, my Northern friend, how I am going to miss you! My deepest sympathies to Scott, your Children and grandchildren, your family. You...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Barbara Adkins - North Augusta, SC

“So sorry to hear of Julie's passing. I remember playing at her parents house on Lyon Lake as kids. Many fun memories. Dana (Smith) Dubnicka ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: Dana Dubnicka - Augusta, MI

“We first met Julie when we came home on leave and she was already the beautiful, loving wife of our cousin Scott. She was such a kind, sweet,...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Randy, Sharon & Kids Sult - FL

“I will always remember her infectious smile and love of her family. Gone too soon but glad she is now at peace. Hugs and prayers. Thinking of you...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Jackie Tucker (Ariss) - Marshall, MI

“SO sad to hear of Julie's passing. I love the photo that shows her radiant smile. She was a memorable participant in the LeClear Connection classes...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Laura LeClear - Richland, MI

“I met Julie as we worked elections together at Waverly Township. There was a instant bond between the two of us. I was able to get her interested in...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Judy Lampen - Paw Paw, MI

“I am saddened to hear about Julie's recent passing. Our families enjoyed many good times together when she and Bob were married. Sending my...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Stephanie Hayes - Rockford, MI

“We are very sorry to hear of Julie's passing and have opted to stay home at this time. Our prayers are with you, Scott, and our door is always open. ”
8 of 24 | Posted by: Joe & Michelle Ritsema - Paw Paw, MI

“Oh julie. I just found you again. Im so sorry. I will miss you forever. ”
9 of 24 | Posted by: Barb Marsell - Friend

“Scott and family.... Julie was an amazing woman! She always had a smile for me and loved us visiting when she worked the bakery at Meijer. My heart...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Kathryn Dennis - Kalamazoo, MI

“Scott and family, we are sad to hear of Julie's passing. Our prayers are with you. Russ and Linda Commissaris ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Russ & Linda Commissaris - MI

“Julie was a Godly friend to me and to so many others. I rarely got to spend time with her but when I did it was rich in wisdom. She was kind and...Read More »
12 of 24 | Posted by: Rosalie Townsend - Tucker, GA

“Hugs and prayers for Julie's family. She was an awesome person. Attended Bush School with her and played with her and Kathy at their lake home with...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Clara EDWARDS - BURLINGTON, MI

“Love Hugs and Prayers to Scott and his family. May you find peace in your memories of this Amazing woman. So Blessed to have known Julie. ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Deana Lamanuzzi - Bellevue, MI

“I am so sorry Scott you are all in my thoughts and prayers ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Marianne Heikkila - Battle Creek, MI

“Such good memories of our past dinners together at Captain Lueys. We are so sorry to hear of Julie's battle with cancer. Such a great person. Heavens...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Ann McKinstry - Richland, MI

“Michael and I are so sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you all during this time and always. Love, The Seeley's ”
17 of 24 | Posted by: Jen Seeley - Bellevue, MI

“We are sorry for your loss . We enjoyed knowing Julie at church . She leaves a good legacy . Isa.32:27 ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Sharon/Danny Flowers - MI

“So sorry to hear this. Peace to the family. ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Barb Fitzpatrick - Marshall, MI

“Heaven became a little richer on December 5th. She will be missed ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Chuck Black - Paw Paw, MI

“Mama Jules, Thank you for teaching me about courage, strength and inner peace. You're going to be deeply missed, but I know you'll be watching over...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Gina Fox - Marshall, MI - Family

“Mama Jules, Thank you for teaching me about courage, strength and inner peace. You're going to be deeply missed, but I know you'll be watching over...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Gina Fox - Marshall, MI - Family

“Melissa and family. Sorry hear of your lost. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family. Keep her memories alive by reminiscing and telling...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Michelle Seeley - Friend

“So sorry to see of Julie's passing. My prayers are with you all. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Laura Peek - Bradenton, FL

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Julie Ann Darling Piper, of Bangor and formerly of Marshall, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Julie was born June 5, 1952 at Community Hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Francis Terry "Jack" and Joyce Elaine (Taylor) Darling. She grew up in Marshall and was a 1970 graduate of Marshall High School. She worked in finance her entire career, retiring from Hi Lex America in 2018. She was previously employed at State Farm Insurance, Transamerica Insurance, and then at Hi Lex America.

On September 12, 1970, Julie married her first husband, Robert Eugene Beals, with whom she had her two beautiful daughters, Melissa and Lisa.

At the 12th hour, on the 12th day, on the 12th month in the year of 1998, in honor of her mother's birthday, Julie married Scott Alan Piper and extended her family with his daughters, Rachel, Erin, and Amber.

Julie spent her life, serving the Lord Jesus and her family was one of her highest priorities. Julie and her husband, Scott, built their first house together with the help of family and friends. Julie was proud of organizing the build, stained all the wood, and helped install all of the electrical (with the help of a master electrician of course). They recently had a house fire; she organized and redesigned the house while going through chemotherapy. She was very active in her grandchildren's lives. She enjoyed watching their sports, always asked how school was going, and spent as much time with them as possible.

She was an excellent speller, swimmer, and dancer. Julie was a member of the square dance club, The Wagon Wheels in the 1970's and 1980's. Scott and Julie loved to dance together. They often struggled with lead, but she allowed Scott the lead most of the time. Julie was a very good at playing the flute, and her youngest daughter, Amber, played the same flute in the Otsego Band. Julie was the secretary and active in the Otsego Band Boosters. She has always been an active member in church and loved Jesus. She always enjoyed playing the bells in church services. With her husband, Scott, Julie was active in the Western Days Ministries. Julie loved animals, especially her dogs. Chief was her favorite dog and he was her little angel.

Another love of hers was riding motorcycles and traveling together, especially with Jane and Jerry Drewyor. Julie and Scott enjoyed camping. In 2019, they were able to take their last vacation together to see their daughter, Erin, in Scotland and Norway. While in Norway, they were able to spend five days camping and hiking. She hiked up three miles to the most picturesque view in Norway, Snøhetta, Mountain.

Surviving are her husband Scott; daughters, Melissa Sue (Scott) Bates, Lisa Marie Jones, Rachel Piper, Erin (Matt) Shott, Amber (Seth) Neal: Grandchildren, Kody Beals, Kaylie Bates, Loren Bates, Leilani Jones, Tristen Jones; a sister, Kathleen Cook; two brothers, Rodney (Patricia) Darling, John C. (Lourdes) Darling; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and their families. Julie was preceded in death by her parents, Francis Terry and Joyce Elaine Darling.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Friday at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Battle Creek, MI, where a service to celebrate Julie's life will be held at the 12th hour, on the 12th day, on the 12th month in the year of 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the service is limited to 25 persons. A private committal service will be held at Lyon Lake Cemetery in Fredonia Township. The service will be livestreamed and may be viewed at or you may also view it on the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Ella Foundation or the Battle Creek VA Medical Center Recreation Fund. Personal remembrances or messages for Julie's family may be placed at

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Fredonia Township, MI