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December 15, 2013

Rebecca Jo Fall

THOMPSONVILLE — Rebecca Jo Fall, 71, of Thompsonville, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1942, in Lansing, the daughter of Lawrence and Willa (Smith) Flynn.

Rebecca enjoyed school carnivals, snow sculptures, school marching band and parades.

She taught religion class, attended Bible class, helped with sewing projects, calligraphy and sing-alongs. She loved to read, do art projects and work puzzles. She also enjoyed sending cards and writing letters to family and friends.

Rebecca loved the outdoors. She hunted, fished and tended to her gardens. When her children were younger they would take family trips to the beach or camping.

Rebecca is survived by her children, Richard Alan Fall, of Traverse City, Andrew John Fall, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Maridee Diane Cutler, of Benzonia, Lesley Doreen Wineberg, of Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and Kirstie Joanne VanBuskirk, of Lansing; three stepchildren, Roxanne Rae Fall, of Traverse City, Holly Jo Hincks, of Lake Ann, and Douglas Stephen Fall, of Traverse City; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her brothers, Lawrence Harold Flynn and David Paul Mikowski; and her sisters-in-law, Bonnie Weaver, Amy Decker and Cindie Flynn. She is also survived by her former spouse, Douglas Floyd Fall, whom she married on May 25, 1963. They lived in Grayling and Corpus Christi, Texas, before settling in Thompsonville.

Rebecca was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Flynn; and her mother, the Reverend Willa S. Mikowski.

A Memorial Mass from the Order of Christian Funerals will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, Copemish, with Father Ruben Munoz officiating. Interment will take place in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in the spring. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church.

The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah is in charge of arrangements; www.bennett-barzfuneralhome.com.

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