Suzanne Pulling

May 13, 1933 - September 11, 2016
Kalamazoo, MI



Sunday, September 18, 2016
2:00 PM EDT
Westwood United Methodist Church
538 Nichols Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 344-7165

Family will receive friends following the service at a reception in the church hall.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Adam Pulling Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hackett Catholic Prep
1000 West Kilgore
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 381-2426
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Age 83, died on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was born on May 13, 1933 in Stamford, CT and graduated from Skidmore College in Saratoga, NY with a degree in both Physical Education and Biology. She married Benjamin Pulling in 1955 and they were united in marriage for 53 years until his death in 2008. Suzanne was a quilter at heart and made several works of art over the years which have become treasures to both family and friends. She enjoyed teaching others to learn to quilt at Dancing Dogs in Plainwell and was a member of the Westwood United Methodist Church. Members of her family include her 3 sons: Michael (Carmela) Pulling, Ted Pulling and David Pulling. Other members of her family include her 6 grandchildren: Justin, Meghann Locke-Ollie, Jarod, Matthew, Alexandra, and Johnathon; and 2 sisters: Polly Sensiba and Leslie McGowan. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Pulling in 2004; 2 sisters: Christine and Virginia; and a brother, Roger. Cremation has taken place and services for Suzanne will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Westwood United Methodist Church, 538 Nichols Rd. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at a reception in the church. Please visit Suzanne’s personal web page at, where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her online guestbook. Memorial donations may be made to the Adam Pulling Memorial Scholarship Fund at Hackett Catholic Prep High School. Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900.