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Michelle Bealor

Michelle Bealor

La Porte


Michelle Leanne Bealor
August 12, 1970-January 20, 2023

Michelle Leanne Bealor, 52, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, passed away Friday January 20, 2023 at Franciscan Hospital - Michigan City.

She was born August 12, 1970 in Michigan City, Indiana, the daughter of Richard and Shirley (Downs) Bealor.

A lifelong resident of the area, Michelle graduated from New Prairie High School in 1989, then went on to business school in Ft. Wayne.  She worked as a clerk at the La Porte County Health Department for over 30 years and was a member of La Porte Assembly of God. Michelle grew up on a farm and was a hard worker, splitting wood in the winter and working the fields in the summer. Her motto was " Get the work done".  Michelle also enjoyed her free time, going out to eat with Andy, especially loving Olive Garden, doing Word Swipe online with her friends, or playing with her beloved fur babies, Toby the dog and Pepper and Tiger the cats. Her favorite fun time activity, though, was following "Thunder From Down Under" to their various shows around the US.  Michelle was a happy person with a wonderful sense of humor and a zest for life.

She is survived by her two brothers, Kevin (Kasey) Bealor of La Porte, IN, Dan (Tammy) Bealor of La Porte, IN; nephews, Andrew Bealor (son) of La Porte,IN, Alan (Wendy) Bealor of La Porte, IN, Jeremy (Karina) Bealor of La Porte, IN, Tim (Lierin) Bealor of La Porte, IN, Clay Downs, Ronald (Jennifer) Downs of La Porte, IN, Matthew Downs of La Porte, IN, Gregory Downs of La Porte, IN ; nieces, Chrystal (George) Jenks of Michigan City, IN,  Heather Anderson of Mishawaka, IN, Abigayle Foreman of La Porte, IN ; best friend, Michelle (Raymond) Kissling of La Porte, IN; many great nieces and nephews and a large extended group of family and friends.

Michelle was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Randall Downs, and dogs Mike and Kody, to name a few.

Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN.

Graveside burial of Michelle's cremated remains will take place Saturday, June 10 at 10:30 AM at Salem Heights Cemetery in La Porte, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made in Michelle's Memory to the ASPCA at or the La Porte County Small Animal (Jane Bernard) shelter, 2855 IN-2, La Porte, IN 46350.

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