Beverly Louise Cole, 84, passed away October 24, 2019

Beverly Louise Cole, 84, of St. Joseph, MI passed away at the Hanson Hospice Center on Thursday-October 24, 2019. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI.

Beverly was born on August 18, 1935 in Chicago, IL to the late Joseph and Harriet (Frank) Frietas. She was a 1953 graduate of Watervliet High School. Beverly was a jack of all trades having worked at various places including the Watervliet paper mill, Sherwin Williams, Gard Real Estate, a HUD inspector, a painter and a newspaper carrier. She will be missed by family and friends.

Beverly is survived by her children – Patricia (Daniel) McCrery, Robert (Jennifer) Atherton, Corey (Michael) Hoffman and Dan (Janice) Cole; grandchildren – Dan (Lori) McCrery, Mike (Tagin) McCrey, Jake Hoffman, Abigayle Hoffman, Olivia Atherton, Nathan Atherton and Lucas Atherton; great grandchildren – Madison, Andrew, Danielle, Connar, and Landon; a great great grandson is due in March; and a brother – Dennis (Cindy) Frietas. She is preceded in death by her parents, first husband Robert Atherton, second husband Melton Ray Cole, and brothers-Daniel, Ray and Fritz.

A Celebration of Life service will take place on Thursday-October 31, 12 noon, at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home. A time to visit with the family is on Wednesday-October 30, from 6:30pm-8:00pm and also preceding the service from 10:30am-12pm on Thursday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at 

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