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Beckley Cemetery
Section 27, 3 Mile Road (Helmer) at I-94, Battle Creek

Beckley  Cemetery is owned and maintained by the City of Battle Creek.  The records below come primarily from information provided by the City Clerk's office.  PLEASE NOTE:  the records provided did not indicate a complete year of death.   The year of death was given only as a two-digit indicator so it is difficult to determine in which century the death occurred.

UPDATE:  After further research, it appears that the city records begin about 1923 - they do not have burials listed prior to that time.  So, I have adjusted the dates to reflect the complete year.  Also, the city's records are the date of burial, rather than the date of death.  [Sandy Redmond, 10/3/2004.]

Some records indicate the funeral home that handled the burial, and we know the following:

  • Farley-Estes was established by 1886.
  • Hebbles (now Bachman-Hebble) was established in 1903.
  • Henry was established 1963.
  • Royal was established circa 1930.
  • Shaw was established in 1866.

I have corrected the dates for Hebbles, Henry and Royal to display a four-digit indicator for the year of death.  If I learn more information I will make any necessary corrections.

It is strongly recommended that alternative sources be used to verify these dates. One source is  GENDIS.  Another is the Willard Public Library on-line index to the Battle Creek Enquirer, which also includes an index to the Ross Coller Collection.  And finally, of course check the death records with the Calhoun County  Clerks office or borrow the microfilm from your local LDS center.  There are several known burials not included in the City's list.  I will be making corrections as they become available.

Please feel free to contact me if you have information about these burials.

 
Last Name    First Name    Middle    Date of Death Lot Section  Age  Funeral Home
Abbott       Frank         L         12/10/1941      130       1  88   Unknown
Abbott       Rettie        N         1/18/98       130       2  37   Unknown
Aldridge     Glen          D         08/23/1969     25       7  56   Henry Funeral
Aldrich      Joseph        H         6/1/1930         92       1  83   Unknown
Aldrich      Viola                   6/24/1937        92       2  83   Unknown
Aldridge     Dorothy       M         08/03/1999     25       8  85   Henry Funeral
Anderson     Ernest                  7/25/1949        69       0  65   Unknown
Bailey       Charles       M         03/16/1967    128       3       Hebbles
Bailey       Edward        R         05/21/1966    128       4  66   Hebbles
Bailey       Gladys        M         12/15/1984    128       2  85   Hebbles
Bailey       John          C         12/18/1935      140       5  83   Unknown
Bair         Violet        E         5/19/1951        65       1  44   Unknown
Bair         Virgil        D         5/3/1956         65       2  52   Unknown
Baker        Frank         Delos     4/28/1950        83       0  28   Unknown
Baker        LeRoy                   8/18/1962        84       2  81   Unknown
Baker        Lucretia      B         4/29/1961        84       1  79
Baker        Robert        L         02/01/1977     52       7  68   Henry Funeral
Baker        Stephen       R         7/25/1949        82  w 1/2    0   Unknown
Barron       William                 5/2/1952         46       3  68   Unknown
Baylay       Ida           A         12/23/1936      140       6  74   Unknown
Bayley       Hubert                  8/18/1926       140       1  28   Unknown
Beadle       Alice         Muza      9/20/1947        55       6  71   Unknown
Beadle       Daniel        J         6/23/1950       157       4  72   Unknown
Beadle       Laura         A         1/3/1966        157       3  89   Unknown
Beadle       Wilton        Joseph    3/3/1940         55   E1/2   67   Unknown
Beckley      Louise        A         3/6/1931        125       7  77   Unknown
Beckley      Marsha        A         11/5/1993       125       5       Unknown
Beckley      Victor        I.        05/31/1972    125       5  83   Henry Funeral
Betz         Benjamin      H         04/15/1969    126       2  79   Farley-Estes
Betz         Nina          A         12/02/1971    126       1  81   Farley-Estes
Blowers      Mary          E         11/11/1994     89       3  93   Henry Funeral
Blowers      Samuel        Vernon    01/12/1972     89       4  74   Henry Funeral
Borgner      Kevin         Robert    08/13/1979      6       8  25   Henry Funeral
Borland      Edward        E         6/24/42       167       4  76   Unknown
Borland      Minnie                  2/25/46       167       5  76   Unknown
Bowman       John                    6/30/52        46  5 1/2   52   Unknown
Boyer        Jimmie        Dean      09/29/1982     10       6  22   Henry Funeral
Boyles       Imogene                 9/29/48        76       0  47   Unknown
Brooks       Baby                    08/05/1999     41       3   0   Henry Funeral
Brunt        Annie         May       10/25/54       51       2  61   Unknown
Brunt        Frank         J         05/29/1973     51       1  85   Farley-Estes
Brunt        Fred          J         01/23/1963     51       5  67   Hebbles
Burton       Kenneth       Levi      8/3/65         40       8       Unknown
Caldwell     Agnes         K         3/2/32        152       1  72   Unknown
Carr         William                 8/15/53       151       6  78   Unknown
Cartwright   Dyitha        Fowler    11/05/1983    145       6  88   Royal Funeral
Case         Alice         Viola     7/28/51       128      10  78   Unknown
Case         Orville       N         11/2/45       128       9  68   Unknown
Caswell      Martha        Clara     07/16/1980     29       7  94   Henry Funeral
Cheesman     Ephriham                6/29/49        71       0  85   Unknown
Christy      Add ie        J         12/22/49      158       4  87   Unknown
Christy      Asa           E         2/25/66       158       3  67
Christy      Barnett                 1/19/13       158       5       Unknown
Christy      Floyd                   1/18/95       158       6       Unknown
Cioni        Gaetana                 09/24/1991     32       8  84   Royal Funeral
Clark        Elsie         L         01/10/1976     52       2       Henry Funeral
Clark        Thelma        M         07/25/1994     52       3  88   Henry Funeral
Clark        Victor        V         1/13/54        52       1  76   Unknown
Connor       James                   6/24/48        79       1  67   Unknown
Cooper       Lester                  8/7/53         47       3  84   Unknown
Craig, Jr.   William       J         03/21/1969     48       5  22   Royal Funeral
Craig, Sr.   William       T.        9/30/98        48       6  77   Farley-Estes
Crapo        Jay                     6/21/48        80       0  75   Unknown
Cuyler       Everett       C         02/03/1970     88       5  63   Henry Funeral
Cuyler       Harold A      A         3/15/76        88       7  71
Cuyler       Viola         M         10/27/88       88       8  72   Unknown
Dadow        Donald        A         04/03/1975     30       8  66   Royal Funeral
Dadow        Louise        B         07/23/1977     30       7  62   Royal Funeral
Darner       Garie         L         08/19/1992     33       1  23   Royal Funeral
Davis        Virginia      M         6/25/79        42       2  52   Unknown
Day          Peter         O         4/30/52        46       2  88   Unknown
DeMott       Seymore                 9/30/52        45       4  82   Unknown
Dinnage      Abraham                 1/19/01       151       4  73   Unknown
Dinnage      Edith                   1/18/17       151       1  13   Unknown
Dinnage      Esther                  1/18/96       151       3  45   Unknown
Dinnage      Rebecca                 1/18/84       151       2  74   Unknown
Dixon        George        W         02/11/1964     27       1  63   Farley-Estes
Domitrovic   Nick                    9/13/50        67       0  69   Unknown
Domleski     Stanley                 2/27/52        46       1  69   Unknown
Doty         Linda                   6/21/48        81       0  75   Unknown
Edgett       Howard        R         08/18/1958     38       1  80   Hebbles
Edgett       Isabelle                11/14/1966     38       2  86   Hebbles
Eichler      Gary          Paul      8/28/94         9       5  28   Unknown
Everest      James         Stephen   11/25/1981     58       3  86   Farley-Estes
Everest      Meda          M         05/10/1984     59       2  86   Henry Funeral
Everest      Sidney        E         12/24/1990     59       1  94   Henry Funeral
Ewer         Elizabeth                             165       4       Unknown
Ewer         Emily                                 165       3       Unknown
Ewer         Franklin                              165       2       Unknown
Ewer         James         H         8/6/29        165          62   Unknown
Ewer         Norma                   3/12/60       165       5       Unknown
Farr         Charles       M         4/5/30        143       0  76   Unknown
Farr         Milton                  3/19/34       143       0  76   Unknown
Fenton       Fred          Carl      09/24/1960     63       8  53   Royal Funeral
Floyd        Marvin                  07/22/1976     31       4  70   Royal Funeral
Fowles       DeForest                12/13/33      129       8  31   Unknown
Fowles       Echo                    10/11/1983    145       2  87   Royal Funeral
Fowles       Erma                    1/19/00       129       3       Unknown
Fowles       Lester                  02/17/1966    145       5  70   Royal Funeral
Fowles       Lillian                 1/18/97       129       0  31   Unknown
Fowles       Louis                   10/11/29      129       1  66   Unknown
Fowles       Naomi                   12/30/54      129       7  87   Unknown
Fowles       Ray           L         04/29/1981    145       3  87   Royal Funeral
Fowles       Rema                    1/19/02       129       4       Unknown
Fox          Charles       A         7/12/49        70       0  94   Unknown
Fuller       Clara         L         12/5/90       148       8  97   Farley-Estes
Fuller       Emma          May       4/24/33       173       1  62   Unknown
Fuller       George        T         4/29/55       173       2  84   Unknown
Garberick    Robert                  3/22/1976      90       1  67   Henry Funeral
Gibbs        Branden       Jackson   02/05/1971     38       4       Royal Funeral
Gibbs        Gertrude      A         09/20/1974     38       3  70   Hebbles
Goard        Catherine     G         09/13/1993    169       1  69   Royal Funeral
Gould        Florence                08/25/1967    167       2  80   Farley-Estes
Gould        Hannah        M         1/18/79       164    3&4        Unknown
Gould        Orvie                   4/28/47       167       1  70   Unknown
Grassman     Pruda                   1/18/84       151       5   0   Unknown
Harrison     Edna          L         11/08/1967     63       5  81   Henry Funeral
Harrison     Ernest        E         10/30/59       63       6  71   Unknown
Hayes        Mabel         D.        07/26/1998     31       6  95   Royal Funeral
Heppler      Martin        William   07/13/1960     40       3  44   Farley-Estes
Hicks        Hope          Angel     6/29/65        40       5       Unknown
Hicks        Penny         Lee       5/29/61        40       5       Unknown
Hicks        Robin         Ailine    12/19/51       39       1   2   Unknown
Hill         Ella          A         10/8/41       112       5  73   Unknown
Hill         Frederick     J         10/4/27       112       4  75   Unknown
Hill         Harry         R         12/17/52       28       5  60   Unknown
Hogan        John          G.        2/20/60        28       8
Hogan        John          Gregory   3/9/84         28       2  37   Shaw Funeral
Hogan        Ruth                    09/09/1981     28       4  60   Royal Funeral
Hull         Charles       S         7/26/52        45       1  69   Unknown
Iezkle       Alice         E         10/23/50       53       3  55   Unknown
ihunder      Madge                   01/15/1985     37       5  90   Farley-Estes
Irish        Mabelle       lantha    04/22/1982     31       2  74   Henry Funeral
Irish        Vern                    03/07/1977     31       3  75   Henry Funeral
Jackson      Clara         B                       147
Jackson      Clella        J         1/19/23       147          47
Jackson      Ebenezer                              147
Jackson      Edward                  1/19/02       147          46   Unknown
Jackson      Leon                    1/18/59       147               Unknown
Jackson      Mary                    1/19/05       147          72   Unknown
Jacobs       Beulah        M         06/10/1967     62       6  71   Royal Funeral
Jacobs       Henry         C         02/15/1966     62       5  72   Royal Funeral
Jacobs       Lawrence      E         05/07/1980     62       3  62   Royal Funeral
Jacobs       Lloyd         H         01/06/1987     62       1  66   Royal Funeral
Jacobs       Marguerite              11/15/1983     62       2  62   Royal Funeral
Jenkins      Elizabeth     H         6/3/53         44       6  35   Unknown
Jenkins      Harold                  1/15/53        44       1  58   Unknown
Jones        Charles       E         2/17/53        44       3  70   Unknown
Joslyn       Baby                                  163       8       Unknown
Joslyn       Edith                   12/1/35       163       2  68   Unknown
Joslyn       Gerry         Norman    7/31/44        37 3,W1/2    0   Unknown
Joslyn       Leo           E         9/19/73        37       1  75
Joslyn       Maude         G         2/27/90        37       2  95   Unknown
Joslyn       Samantha                3/25/32       163       4   0   Unknown
Joslyn       Victor        H         9/29/45       163       1  75   Unknown
Jourdan      Bessie                  1/18/82       158       1       Unknown
Joy          Hildagard               02/02/1982     54       7  54   Royal Funeral
Joy          John          W         12/28/1989     54       8  81   Farley-Estes
Joy          John          W         2/9/43         54       1  72   Unknown
Joy          Mittie        May       12/19/58       54       2  84   Unknown
Kadzam       Mable         L         06/29/1974     58       2  79   Farley-Estes
Kaszinski    Anna                    1/31/52        64       4  69   Unknown
Keeler       Vern                    5/1/50         68       0  65   Unknown
Kerr         James                   1/19/02       151       8  52   Unknown
Kime         Elvin         E         7/15/48        78       0  67   Unknown
King         Elizabeth     Anne      07/24/1968     41       3       Henry Funeral
Kissinger    Kathleen      A         05/11/1994     57       1  46   Henry Funeral
Klacking     Earl          Frank     11/17/1975    144       1  82   Farley-Estes
Klacking     Vivian        C         02/12/1971    145       4  73   Farley-Estes
LaBarr       James                   6/22/49        72       0  73   Unknown
Labart       Frank                   10/17/51       64       3  67   Unknown
Lewis        Peggy         Ann       2/3/29        173       0   1   Unknown
Locke        Harry                   4/3/53         44       4  69   Unknown
Lynn         Christine     J         06/16/1988     30       6  67   Henry Funeral
Mahoney      Lenona                  10/9/51        64       2  60   Unknown
Manwarren    George                  9/22/52        45       3  75   Unknown
Mathewson    John                    2/11/53        44       2  74   Unknown
Mattar       David                   11/4/50        66       0  65   Unknown
McComb       Mary          Elizabeth 5/25/39       151       7  85   Unknown
Meely        Michael                 7/11/53        47       8  71   Unknown
Miller       Edwin         B         09/23/1974     11       5  71   Royal Funeral
Miller       John          Douglas   05/10/1980     27       4  76   Henry Funeral
Miller       Mary          Irene     03/24/1965     27       3  65   Henry Funeral
Miner        Charles       E         11/15/37      148     4a   60   Unknown
Miner        Charles       Sr.                     148       1       Unknown
Miner        Earl          Arthur                  148       5       Unknown
Miner        Lucy                                  148       3       Unknown
Miner        Naomi                                 148       2       Unknown
Monsey       Kevin                   8/12/96        53       2       Unknown
Monsey       Marjorie                8/12/96        53       2       Unknown
Moore        Edward        Jackson   02/22/1980     27       8  67   Henry Funeral
Moore        James         A         06/07/1984     62       8  66   Royal Funeral
Moore        James         Henry     10/7/59        63       1  30   Unknown
Moore        William       H         12/16/50      167       3  58   Unknown
Morrison     John                    1/19/19       141       4
Morrison     Mary                    1/19/19       141       3
Moss         John                    6/17/50        55       7  51   Unknown
Moss         Sherezada               5/4/53         55       8  50   Unknown
Mounsey      Glen                    6/30/99        53       2       Farley-Estes
Nelson       George                  12/1/48        74       0  69   Unknown
Nichola      Elia                    7/30/53        47       4  72   Unknown
Owen         Viola         I.        10/8/33       138       1  87   Unknown
Parrish      Alma          C         2/4/53         39       7  56   Unknown
Parrish      Fred          E         12/26/1974     39       8  78   Farley-Estes
Parshall     James         Edward    9/11/93       129       5  53   Farley-Estes
Perkins      Cecil         J         03/11/1968     41       5  73   Royal Funeral
Perkins      Elizabeth     Z         02/13/1996     41       6  91   Henry Funeral
Perry        Cynus         A         03/10/1973     27       2  83   Hebbles
Peters       Mike                    9/11/53        47       7  67   Unknown
Peterson     Christian               03/05/1982      8       4       Henry Funeral
Peterson     Grace         L         11/12/1958    163       7  88   Farley-Estes
Phillips     Bubby         F         03/30/1966     50       7  29   Royal Funeral
Phillips     Francis                 04/16/1992     49       3  82   Royal Funeral
Phillips     June                    04/28/1986     49       2  71   Royal Funeral
Phillips     Lucky         Roger     04/23/1968     49       1  23   Royal Funeral
Pierce       Lulu                    9/14/45        92       3  64   Unknown
Pilgrim      Garth         G         1/31/50       117       8  18   Unknown
Pilgrim      Howard        O         1/30/1992     117       1  96   Henry Funeral
Pilgrim      Nina          C         02/17/1966    117       2  83   Farley-Estes
Polischuck   Samuel                  4/3/92         36       3  75
Porter       Althea                  4/2/39         55       2  74   Unknown
Porter       Donald                  04/05/1993     32       3       Royal Funeral
Porter       Nettie        B         3/31/67       157       2  88
Porter       Walter        M         1/18/46       157       1  78   Unknown
Porter       Wilbur                  5/27/30        55       1  65   Unknown
Prolo        Grace         M         12/05/1981     28       7  84   Shaw Funeral
Prolo        Karl                    3/26/59        28       6  66   Unknown
Rainwater    Henry         L         6/4/54         47       1  54   Unknown
Rainwater    Ira           A         01/25/1989     47       5  65   Henry Funeral
Reader       Marian        C         05/07/1973    160       7  56   Henry Funeral
Reilly       Walter                  9/14/50        64       1  51   Unknown
Right to Life                                      134   1 &2
Romig        Robert        P., Jr    9/11/95        87       4  66   Farley-Estes
Rousome      Michael       P         11/17/48       75       0  59   Unknown
Sager        Lula                    12/17/1977     31       8  85   Royal Funeral
Salyers      George        William   09/21/1978     26       8  75   Henry Funeral
Salyers      Jennie        Susan     04/18/1994     26       7  94   Henry Funeral
Saxton       Edwin         L         06/12/1972     56       3  90   Farley-Estes
Saxton       Lenna         M         06/05/1993     56       4  89   Farley-Estes
Saxton       Mollie        M         3/30/59        56       2  74   Unknown
Saxton       Ruby          Leone     12/10/94       56       8  89   Farley-Estes
Schale       Florence                1/3/49         73       0  64   Unknown
Schley       Florence      Minnie    07/09/1965    141       2  87   Royal Funeral
Seery        Anna          Pearl     07/08/1974     29       8  74   Hebbles
Sestokas     John          J         9/11/52        45       2       Unknown
Sharpsteen   Carol                   12/24/1966     42       4  62   Henry Funeral
Sharpsteen   Louise        A         12/11/1997     42       3  92   Henry Funeral
Sharpsteen   Richard                 06/15/1967     42       1  44   Royal Funeral
Smelter      Iva           Marguerite11/21/1979    147          89   Shaw Funeral
Spars        Bertha        C.        04/20/1970     41       8  90   Henry Funeral
Spars        Charles       A         05/16/1972     41       7  89   Henry Funeral
Spine        Frank                   5/19/53        44       8  69   Unknown
Stewart      Rhoda         E         7/26/39        56       1  88   Unknown
Stufin       Robert        L         9/22/1998      30       5  76   Henry Funeral
Suffin       Alden         L         9/25/78        30       1  91
Sutfin       Charlotte     L         10/3/80        30       2  89
Swarthout    Violet        E         03/28/1990     58       4       Shaw Funeral
Sweet        Robert        F         12/27/1993     18       3  65   Shaw Funeral
Syer         Robert        H         04/08/1992     10       1       Henry Funeral
Taylor       Charles                 6/25/52        46       4  39   Unknown
Therry       Peter         Paul      12/29/1966     41       1  71   Henry Funeral
Thharp       Mary          Ruth      01/02/1973     11       3   9   Henry Funeral
Thompson     Phyllis       Elaine    9/11/93         1       3  53   Shaw Funeral
Thurston     Fran          K         05/12/1980     50       4  67   Farley-Estes
Thurston     Sarah         Jane      11/27/92       50       3  72   Farley-Estes
Turner       Elaine        Janine    10/29/55       47       6       Unknown
Unknown                                            166       1       Unknown
Vail         Stanley                 3/26/52        64       5  60   Unknown
VanDam       John                    5/25/53        44       7  67   Unknown
Vanghan      Bessie                  5/22/40       152       4  52   Unknown
VanTyle      William                 4/19/56       119       1  80   Unknown
Vaughan      William                 12/28/42      152       6  53   Unknown
Vinkle       Roy           H         10/7/53        47       2  74   Unknown
Wagner       Berdeana      A         07/30/1973     40       2  77   Henry Funeral
Wagner       Gerald        S.        04/08/1975     40       1  79   Henry Funeral
Walton       Donald        E         6/25/59        38       4  53   Unknown
Ward         George                  02/14/1985    128       8  63   Hebbles
Ward         George        E         11/04/1988    128       5       Hebbles
Wassenaar    James         LeRoy     12/06/1966     50       5       Farley-Estes
Wassenaar    Patrick       J         8/14/54        50       1       Unknown
Wassenaar    Richard                 2/23/59        50       2  43   Unknown
Watkins      John          L         7/16/36       124       8  75   Unknown
Watkins      Rachel        A         1/13/56       124       7  94   Unknown
Weeks        Lyle          J         01/24/1973     28       3  47   Farley-Estes
West         Infant                  4/29/61        39       1   0   Unknown
White        Berton        H         8/9/36        107       4  76   Unknown
White        Donna         L         03/30/1966     50       8  26   Royal Funeral
Willbrandt   Joseph        E         04/10/1987     24       7  77   Royal Funeral
Williams     Arthur        Lee       3/1/50        125       6  71   Unknown
Williams     James                   7/22/48        77       0  27   Unknown
Williams     Jessie        A         04/08/1960    125       7  81   Farley-Estes
Winslow      Frederick     LeRoy     8/4/60         56      S   66   Unknown
Winslow      James         C         10/22/64       56       6  79
Wisniewski   Thomas                  07/10/1975     31       5  75   Royal Funeral
Wood         Elmer                   6/29/31       154       1  79   Unknown
Woodhouse    Albert                  11/12/56      164       5  81   Unknown
Woodhouse    Winifred      Gould     08/05/1958    164       6  84   Farley-Estes
Worden       William       L         11/21/31      139       1  80   Unknown
Wright       Frank         H         2/5/54         44       5  69   Unknown
                                                   128       6       Unknown