Bev Hillis

February 3, 1937 - July 10, 2017
Kalamazoo, MI



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Catholic Schools of Greater Kalamazoo
1000 West Kilgore Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 381-2646


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1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Age 80, died peacefully on July 10, 2017 at Bronson Hospital. Bev was born February 3, 1937 in Lansing, the daughter of Robert and Betty (French) Bowers. She taught 8th grade history at St. Monica School for 37 years. Bev enjoyed her flower garden, was an avid ND fan and cherished her time with family. Members of her family include her husband of 58 years, James Hillis; a daughter, Kelly (Carl) Spence; and 3 grandchildren: Connor, Corey and Conrad. Cremation will take place and private services will be held. Please visit Bev’s personal web page at, where you can, archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Schools of Greater Kalamazoo for tuition assistance. Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr. Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900