Age 85 passed away February 27, 2011. She was born March 9, 1925, in Lansing to Frank and Clara Kolberg. She was a 1943 graduate of Lansing Eastern High School. She married Leon Cushion on January 10, 1947, and he preceded her in 1993.
Betty was a member of Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church. She was an all around athlete being an avid golfer, bowler, and two time Vandervoort’s State Fast Pitch Softball champion. She also was an avid card player, enjoyed many different types of crafts, especially quilting. Betty and her family spent thirty wonderful years at their Chippewa Lake cottage.
She is survived by her children: David (Denise) Cushion of Dewitt, MI, Patricia (LeRoy) Chapin of The Villages, FL, and Robert (Lezlie) Cushion of Greenville, MI; five grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, twenty-four great grandchildren; siblings: Arlene Conner, and Frank (Violet) Kolberg; sister-in-law Joyce Cushion and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leon, one step grandchild, one step great grandchild; siblings: Elinor (Herman) Sabin, Frances (Phil) Merlie, and Irvin Kolberg; brothers-in-law Ron Cushion, and Raymond Conner.
The funeral for Betty Cushion will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, 2011, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Eaton Community Hospice. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Ingham Regional Assisted Living and Eaton Community Hospice.