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Rebecca "Becky" VanVleet

Rebecca "Becky" VanVleet
  • January 20, 1973 - November 25, 2017
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Cancer Care Center at Bronson Battle Creek
    300 North Avenue
    Battle Creek, MI 49017

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1 of 6 | Posted by: Lori Lake (Smith) - Battle Creek, MI

“I remember when she was born , so sorry that she has passed over. She was a strong , determined beautiful person. I probably have to explain who I...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: rebecca deloof - battle creek, MI

“I've been friends with Becky on line for longer than I can recall. Despite the closeness in our ages she was like a second mom to me. I will miss...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Alycia Sears - Lilburn, GA

“I am sorry to hear of the passing of Becky....She was a warm,caring,strong person and didn't let her disabilities stop her from doing anything...I...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kimberly Musselman - Tampa, FL

“So sorry for your loss. Becky was a very loving and special woman. So glad I had the opportunity to meet her. She will be missed. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: joni Brown - Kokomo, IN

“A big piece of my heart is gone. She was there in my time of need just as I was there for her so many times. We loved each other for many years. ...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Toby Bolinger - Kokomo, IN


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Rebecca L. "Becky" VanVleet, age 44, of Battle Creek, sadly passed away at her home on Saturday evening, November 25, 2017. She was born in Battle Creek on January 20, 1973, and was the loving daughter of Randy G. and Crystal M. (VanVleet) Mercer. Becky was featured as the 1980-1981 Poster Child for the March of Dimes.

Becky is survived by her parents, Crystal & Randy Mercer of Battle Creek; her sister, Tabatha (Curtis) Jones of Indiana; her fiancée, Toby Bolinger; maternal grandfather, Harvey VanVleet; paternal grandmother, Dawn Mercer; six nieces, Chelsea, Natasha, Sydney, Aubrey, Valerie, Alivia; and three nephews, Darrin, Nolan, and Kristofer. She was sadly preceded in death by her sister, Desa A. Mills; maternal grandmother, Lyleen Baker; and paternal grandfather, Ronald Mercer Sr.

Becky enjoyed CP Sports and participating in the Special Olympics. She was an avid Detroit Tigers and WWE Wrestling fan and also enjoyed bowling, arts & crafts, and doing karaoke with her friends. A very loving person, Becky truly loved spending time with her family and taking care of her nieces & nephews.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care where funeral services to celebrate Becky's life will be held 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 1, 2017. Interment will follow at Hicks Cemetery. Donations in Becky's memory may be directed to the March of Dimes or the Cancer Care Center at Bronson Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.