Betty J. Cushion

Betty J. CushionAge 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.

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Sandi (Gregg) Cook
February 28, 2011 at 7:44 am

So sorry to all of you for your loss. I’m sure my Dad is welcoming her though, and they are continuing the class reunion breakfasts that he so enjoyed every month while they were here. I know he really thought a lot of your Mom, and I remember her as a real nice lady also. Rick and I send our best to you all.

Val Johnson
March 1, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Dave & Denise…

I will always fondly remember golfing with your Mom. I was amazed at how competitive she was and what a great golfer she was. She was always so much fun to chat with when you were bowling.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Royce & Dana Wolverton
March 1, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Dave and Denise – So sorry to hear. Betty was such a nice lady. our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike & Debbie Cochran
March 1, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Dave & Denise:

I was so pleased we were able to see the both of you, even though it was under such sad circumstances. Betty was a wonderful women and a great supporter of her kids and grandkids. She will be sorely missed. While I did not know your mom Denise, if she was anything like you she was a wonderful women. Prayers are with both of your families.


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