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Betty Truax

Betty Jean Truax (Hammer)

Thursday, May 20th, 1926 - Wednesday, July 31st, 2019
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Obituary

Betty Jean Truax, 93 of Shelbyville, Michigan, passed away at her home on July 31, 2019. Born May 20, 1926 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of the late George and Jessie (Sweezy) Hammer. Betty was a wonderful seamstress and worked for Kesslers most of her life. She is survived by her children, Gary (Betty) Truax, Darlene (Fred) Morley, Bruce (Sharon) Truax, and Neil (Linda Simmons) Truax; her son-in-law, Kenneth Thomas; her sister, Donna Youtzy; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Truax, and daughter, Janice Thomas; her brothers, Larry (Myrna) Hammer, Wendel (Rose) Hammer, Grant (Beulah) Hammer and Ed (Margaret) Hammer; her sisters, Doris (Pete) Harvish, Joan (Albert) Felker, and Vivian (Joe) Erelewine; and 2 grandchildren, Gina and Kristi.


Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, from 2:00 – 5:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Martin Reformed Church at 11:00 AM. Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to Wings of Hope Hospice (530 Linn Street, Allegan, MI 49010). Burial will take place at Maplewood Cemetery, Hopkins Township.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, August 4th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel
    Address
    208 West Main Street
    Hopkins, Michigan 49328
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    Memorial donations may be made in Betty's name to Wings of Hope Hospice (530 Linn Street, Allegan, MI 49010).
  • Service

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Martin Reformed Church
    Address
    1073 W. Allegan Street
    Martin, Michigan 49070
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    Memorial donations may be made in Betty's name to Wings of Hope Hospice (530 Linn Street, Allegan, MI 49010). Burial to take place at Maplewood Cemetery at 2:30 PM.
    Officiant
    Pastor Mark Heijerman
  • Interment

    Monday, August 5th, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Monday, August 5th, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    Maplewood Cemetery
    Address
    130th Avenue and 17th Street
    Hopkins, Michigan 49328
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May memories of your grandmother bring you comfort. Love, Mike Halstead and Dianne Gagnier
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