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Bethesda 'Beth' Lynn Durant

BESSEMER, Mich. - Bethesda "Beth" Lynn Durant, 43, of Bessemer, passed away Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

Beth was born on Dec. 27, 1976, in Portland, Oregon, a daughter of Melvin Joseph Durant and Julie Kathleen (Melanen) Chiapuzio. She attended Luther L. Wright High School in Ironwood and graduated in 1996.

Beth is survived by her loving children, Cody (Nichole) Durant, Tianna Carlisle, Wesley Carlisle, Asher Carlisle, Braelynn Kivi and Nathan Carlisle; her cherished grandchildren, Meadow Durant, Angelo Pratta, Walter Carlisle, Lucca Carlisle and Annabelle Carlisle; her father, Melvin (Katherine) Durant; her mother, Julie (Donald) Chiapuzio; her siblings, Robin (Joe) Farnsworth, Geri Jhlya, Marla (David) Durant-McVean, William (Janice) Wilson, Terri Durant, Betsy (Kevin) Kivi and Melanie Durant; close friends, Robyn and Joe Colasacco; her significant other, Robbie Douglas; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her newborn son, Jordan Donald Kivi; two nephews, Zach Jhlya and Zachary Kesti; and a cousin, Leo Sam Durant Jr.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Cornerstone Church, N10344 Mill St., in Ramsay. A celebration of Beth's life will follow the visitation at 11 a.m., with the Revs. Todd Winkler and Roy Speck officiating.

Luncheon will be served at the church fellowship hall following the service.

"If I should die before the rest of you,

break not a flower nor inscribe a stone.

Nor, when I'm gone, speak in a Sunday voice,

but be the usual selves that I have known.

Weep if you must,

parting is hell,

but life goes on,

so sing as well." - Joyce Grenfell

Love you to the moon and back!

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at

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