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Posted on Thu, Aug 27, 2009 : 10:01 a.m.

Longtime Michigan basketball secretary Karen Beeman dies

By Michael Rothstein

Karen Beeman, the longtime men's basketball secretary at the University of Michigan, died Tuesday at the age of 47.

Beeman had been the basketball secretary for 19 years before moving to the athletic medicine office as the medical office manager. In all, she worked for the University for 27 years.

Beeman is survived by her husband, Rick, and her daughter, Kendra.

An online guestbook to leave condolences is here.

The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Staffan-Mitchell Funeral Home 910 N. Main Street, Chelsea. Family will receive friends today from 2-4pm and on Friday 2-4pm and 6-8pm.

If you would like to make a non-tax deductible donation to an educational fund set up for Karen's daughter, Kendra, checks may be made payable to Kendra Beeman and sent to the following address:

Beeman Educational Fund Bank of Ann Arbor 125 South Fifth Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48104 Attention: Patti Judson