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Anna Pence

February 15, 1938 - June 29, 2019
Kalamazoo, MI



Wednesday, July 3, 2019
11:00 AM EDT
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900

Burial will take place at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park South.

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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.

West Michigan Cancer Center
200 North Park Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(269) 382-2500
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SouthernCare Hospice
1911 W Centre Ste 1
Portage, MI 49024
(269) 342-9308
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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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Life Story / Obituary


Age 81, died peacefully on June 29, 2019. Anna was born February 15, 1938 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Perry and Anna Belle (Monroe) Nagle. After retiring from Upjohn Company, Anna enjoyed her retirement often spending time with her grandkids whom she loved immensely. Among her many talents, Anna was a fabulous baker, particularly when it came to pies and cookies. She always was a beautiful seamstress and kept up her sewing skills throughout her life. Anna was preceded in death by her parents; her brother: William Nagle; an infant brother: Gerald Nagle; and a son-in-law: Stephen Noles. Surviving are her husband of 61 wonderful years, Charles; children: Marc (Denise) Pence, Michael (Sherri) Pence, Mary (Kryn) Kievit; grandchildren: Kim, Rachel, Justin, Jonathon, Stephen, and Austin; and great-grandchildren: Logan, Clara, Ethan, Ayden, Jackson, Bentley, Brecken, and Dax. Cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday (July 3) at Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Dr., Kalamazoo, (269) 375-2900. Burial will follow at Mt. Ever Rest Memorial Park South. Visit Anna’s personal webpage at www.BetzlerLifeStory.com where you may archive a favorite photo or memory and sign her online guestbook prior to coming to the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to West Michigan Cancer Center or SouthernCare Hospice Services.