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“I am so sorry for your loss. may Mary rest in peace. Ellen and family my prayers are with you. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Patti s magers - Other

“...Sadly, we just heard of the passing of Mary. What a tremendous loss for family, friends and acquaintances. Mary lived life to the fullest and...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Lana Mastaglio - Holland, MI

“Words just seem to fall short of accurate. Mary was always smiling and made others do the same. Her laugh was infectious and abundant. My dearest...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Debra Dickert-Isenhour - Friend

“Clayton, Becky and Brian, I'm so shocked with the passing of Mary. Please know I'm thinking of you all and sending prayers for comfort at this...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Val Burton - Friend

“I am so sorry Michelle, to hear about Mary. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: marcia a mellich - Battle Creek, MI

“Michelle, please accept my sincere condolences in the loss of your sister. She remembered me from your days with me at St Philip and connected with...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Tom Zavitz - Battle Creek, MI

“The world lost a great one. She was so full of life and laughter! She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family! ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy Evans - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Mary was so funny had a great sence of humor so fun to be around,what I loved the most is the bond that her and Becky had with each other they were...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Cheryl Wines - Friend

“It breaks my heart to hear of Mary's passing. She was my hygienist for many years and we played softball together for many more. Mary was a lot of...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Marlyn Castner - Portage, MI

“Our hearts are broken for you Clayton. We will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.❤❤ ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Tad and Vicki Ralston - Willow, AK

“Mary lit up every room she entered. Godspeed, lovely lady. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Denise and Tom Poyer - Bellevue, MI

“We only knew Mary through her work with Drs. Robbins and Caskey. But we always felt like she was a friend. She shared her personal experiences with...Read More »
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Mary Frances Galloup, 68, of Battle Creek lost her battle with Esophageal Cancer at home, with her family at her side, on Sunday, July 25, 2021.

Mary Frances was born a New Year's Day baby January 1, 1953, the daughter of Robert Andrew and Mary Margaret "Mig" (Dugan) Galloup. She attended St. Joseph, St. Philip and Pennfield schools; and was a 1971 graduate of St. Philip Catholic Central. Mary attended Ferris State College and later earned her Dental Hygienist Degree at Kellogg Community College. Mary was employed for 35 years as dental hygienist, most of those with Dr. Ken Robbins, D.D.S. and Dr. Steven Caskey, D.D.S.

Mary was formerly married to Leland D. "Buzz" Bacon. Mary Frances Galloup married Clayton William Force on March 11, 2006 at the A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, NV. Surviving are her husband, Clayton; son, Brian Bacon and daughter, Becky (Kailash Iyer) Bacon both of Battle Creek; stepson, Ronald (Jennifer) Force of Battle Creek; grandson, Seth Force; grandcat, Bo; sisters, Ellen (Dennis) Faurot of Kalamazoo, Michelle (Dick Davis) Ferree of Marshall, Lucie (John) Weston of Port St. Lucie, FL; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and their families. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Kathleen Ann Dils.

Mary loved her family. As her children grew up, she loved attending their swim meets, basketball games, gymnastics, dance and other activities; and more recently her grandson, Seth's hockey games. Mary Frances loved people, she made you laugh, her delivery was perfect and her laugh was contagious. She was a member of St. Philip 1971 graduating class. She loved going to Fire Keepers, traveling, especially up north with Clayton. She enjoyed golfing and had two holes-in-one. She loved her TV crime shows. Mary Frances will be remembered as a kind, warm, loving wife, mother and grandmother.

A private family service to celebrate the life of Mary Frances Galloup will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery 12:00 noon Saturday, July 31, 2021.

Memorial contributions in memory of Mary Frances Galloup will support the Rogel Cancer Center Esophageal Cancer Program at the University of Michigan. Checks may be made to "University of Michigan" and sent to the Michigan Medicine Office of Development, 1000 Oakbrook Dr., Ste. 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. You may also call 734-764-6777 or visit the website to make your gift.

Arrangements are by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages or stories for the family may be placed at