Beverly Jean Banwell

July 1, 1931May 23, 2018

Beverly Jean Banwell passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the age of 86. Beverly was born in Pontiac, Michigan on July 1, 1931 to William and Helen Beattie. Beverly was predeceased in death by her husband, Raymond Lee Banwell, parents William Beattie Sr., Helen Beattie and brother, William Beattie Jr. She is survived by her sons, Bruce (Cindy), Richard (Valencia), John (Rhonda), and her daughters, Katherine (Paul Alan), Brenda (Conne) and several wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beverly will be remembered by her family and friends as a wonderfully sweet and funny woman who touched many with her love, her laughter and enjoyment of fun times spent at Houghton Lake, Birch Lake and Elk Lake. She acquired many friends along her travels and felt blessed to have made memories with everyone. Some of her favorite pastimes were volunteering at the annual Harbor Days Celebration in Elk Rapids, as a member of the Garden Club and as an avid reader, she enjoyed visiting the charming Elk Rapids Library.

Donations are appreciated and may be sent to either the Elk Rapids Garden Club P.O. Box 534, Elk Rapids MI 49629 or Elk Rapids Library 300 Isle of Pines Elk Rapids, MI 49629

A memorial luncheon will be held in Elk Rapids, Michigan October 13th. Detailed information shall be available at a later date.


  • Elk Rapids Garden Club
  • Elk Rapids Library


  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 13, 2018
  • Memorial Gathering Saturday, October 13, 2018

Beverly Jean Banwell

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Bobbie Neubauer Beattie Sheret

October 6, 2018

I loved Bev (and Ray too.) She made feel welcomed into the family. Not only was she an awesome person but a great cook like her mom. The world has lost a great lady. Go in peace.

Katherine Sherbet

June 1, 2018

Mom lived life to the fullest...she was a gentle kind soul who was admired by many and would give of herself anytime a need would arise. She loved to cook and enjoyed entertaining. Occasionally she would provide the she and my dad provided a wonderful upbringing for all of us children that always involved good times and good friends!!...i am forever grateful for having her in my life and will miss her dearly...hugs mom!!! Will see you on the other side!!