Died May 8, 2011. Born in Sandusky, Michigan in 1918, Betty was a resident of Lansing most of her life, graduating from Lansing Central High School and Michigan State University. From 1961 to 1983, she was a counselor at Delta College and returned to Lansing after retirement. She was a member of local, state, and national student guidance organizations and a former member of both Bay City and Lansing Zonta Clubs. Betty joined Central United Methodist Church in 1930 and, throughout her years in Lansing, she was a devoted member. For over 25 years she was also a very active volunteer with Lifeline at Ingham Medical Center. During her life, Betty was always kind and caring to her family and all others she met along her way.
Betty is survived by two nieces: Susan Hedges Goddard, husband, Win, and their children, Troy and Taylor, all of Flower Mound, TX; Martha Hedges Lawrence, and son, Harrison, of Wayne, PA.; and by Harry and Kamla Hedges of Washington, D.C.; as well as many dear friends.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Central United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Central United Methodist Church, 215 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, MI 48933, Ingham Regional Medical Center Foundation, 401 W. Greenlawn Ave., Lansing, MI 48910, or to Delta College Foundation, University Center, MI 48710.