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Martha Sparks
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Dottie Yvonne Beckelheimer, 72, of Battle Creek, Mich., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 13, 2013, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.


Born August 17, 1940, in Logan, she was a loving daughter of Wilson and Amanda Zella Workman Simpkins. Dottie married Gene H. Beckelheimer on August 11, 1958; he sadly preceded her in death on March 31, 1999. She was also preceded in death by a son, Charles W. Beckelheimer in 2008.


Dottie loved her church and was a very active and faithful member at Life in Christ Ministries of Battle Creek. She enjoyed reading, playing computer games, traveling and going to the beach. Dottie loved spending time with her sister and her entire family.


Survivors include her daughter, Pamela (Tim) Hammock of Battle Creek; two grandchildren, Shanna Hammock of Florida and Tyler Hammock of Battle Creek; a brother, Jim (Loretta) Simpkins; a sister, Sandy (David) Scott, and Gene’s brothers and sisters, Cora (Hugh) Harris, Betty Scaggs, Dorothy (Dave) Wilson, Sarah (Bill) Smith, Mary (Carroll) Perry, Peggy (Robert) Smith, John (Ruby) Beckelheimer and Anita (Daniel) Miles.


Services to celebrate Dottie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services with Rev. Wayne Runyon officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens at Godby.


Visitation will begin one hour prior to services Tuesday.


In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the American Cancer Society or the Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan.


Evans Funeral Home and Cremation Services at Chapmanville is serving the Beckelheimer family.

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