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Mary Clugston

July 13, 1932 - October 26, 2021
Kalamazoo, MI



Tuesday, November 2, 2021
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Betzler Life Story Funeral Homes
Kalamazoo Location
6080 Stadium Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 375-2900
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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.

Centrica Care Navigators (Formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan)
7100 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 345-0273


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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Web Site

Taylor's Florist and Gifts
215 E. Michigan Ave.
Paw Paw, MI 49079
(269) 657-6256
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Life Story / Obituary


Mary Clugston of Kalamazoo, age 89, died on October 26, 2021. Mary was born July 13, 1932 in Kalamazoo to Roy and Mildred (Norris) Quinn. Honest to a fault, Mary truly enjoyed the people around her. She led a simple life with her husband, George, and had a particular look about her as if she was sizing you up. Once you got to know her, it was hard not to love her. She was willing to help those in need in her younger years. She enjoyed farming and sold eggs and potatoes among other things. Of course, it could be said she loved the bartering part more than the farming. She also worked for Continental Linen for a time. After moving into Heritage Community, she was a regular at the bingo table and everyone knew her as the resident greeter. She’d gladly sit in her chair by the lobby door, saying a friendly hello to everyone that came through. As much as she loved people, she may just have loved her pet poodle more than anything.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, George; and siblings: Roy, Ray, Darryl, Meryl, Jim, Frank, Richard, and June. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place. Please join us at a visitation for friends and family 11-1 PM Tuesday (NOV 2) Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo 269-375-2900. Visit Mary’s webpage at BetzlerLifeStory.com to archive favorite memories, photos, and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to Centrica Care Navigators (Formerly Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan).