Michelle Renee Becher

Michelle Renee Becher peacefully passed away June 10, 2021 at the home of her daughter in Simpsonville, SC after battling ovarian cancer for 1 1/2 years.  Born November 22, 1954, in Champaign IL, she was a daughter of the late Norman and Patricia Doty Donze.

Michelle was the beloved wife, best friend, and soulmate to her only love of 43 years, Steve Becher. First and foremost, she was a devoted and dedicated mother to Lindsay, Allison, and Emily. She treasured her girls and embraced all the moments she had with them. She especially enjoyed her role as memaw to her grandchildren Dalin, Peyton and Brielle and she was excited about the birth of her new grandchild. Michelle loved to make others happy. She will always be known for her loving, caring, and giving personality. She was a strong and stubborn woman who fought until her body couldn’t fight anymore.

In addition to her husband, daughters, and grandchildren, Michelle is survived by her sons-in-law, Rashid (Emily) West and Danny (Allison) Larrimore; her sister Pam Donze De Ley and her husband Frank; and her brother, Rick Donze and his wife Donna.

A Memorial Mass will be on June 26 at 2 PM at St Patrick Catholic Church in Urbana, Illinois.

The family requests memorials be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA) at https://give.ocrahope.org/fundraiser/3315599.

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