Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association
Bertha Heald Fund C/O Nancy Denolf 5031 New Orleans Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341
Emma Jean Bewell, age 97, formerly of Lowell, MI passed away peacefully on February 3, 2021. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; one brother; and 3 sisters. Jean is survived by her loving husband of 72 years, Richard E. Bewell; sons, James (Maria), and Robert (Jill), “daughter”, Sandy Bewell; granddaughters, Sister Paisia, and Angela (Josh) Thompson; grandsons, Andrew (Ashley), Christopher, and Thomas Bewell; great grandsons, Samuel and Abram Thompson; and several nieces. Jean was born and raised in Pierson, MI. She moved to Grand Rapids to attend and graduate from Butterworth School of Nursing. While working in the Butterworth Hospital E.R. she met Richard “Dick”, a Grand Rapids Police officer and after only 6 weeks of dating, they married. Together she and Dick built two homes and one cottage, settled in Lowell, MI where they raised their two sons. She had a servant’s heart in everything she did. Jean enjoyed being part of the Lowell United Methodists Women’s Guild, sewing, knitting, and taking care of her grandsons. Jean’s sense of humor and loving nature will be greatly missed by her family. A private graveside service to be held at Oakwood Cemetery Lowell, MI. Donations may be made in Jean’s honor to the Butterworth Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Bertha Heald Fund C/O Nancy Denolf 5031 New Orleans Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341.