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Ruth Jane Overbeek

by Jeanne Baron

April 13, 2011 | WMU News

Ruth Jane Overbeek, a retired Western Michigan University staff member, died March 27, in Centreville, Mich. She was 92.

Overbeek joined WMU's staff in 1965 and retired as a secretary in the Burnham dining service in 1978 after 13 years of service to the University. She was a lifelong Kalamazoo-area resident.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, at the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., after which there will be a private burial ceremony.

Memorials may be made to the Paw Paw United Methodist Church.