Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away August 9, 2012, at the age of 87, with her family by her side. She was born August 19, 1924, in Detroit. Betty was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Navy. She retired from Grand Ledge Schools, where she was an elementary school secretary for 23 years. Betty loved traveling, crafts, sewing, gardening, painting, nature and spending time with her family.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband and love of her life, William; daughter, Patti Ann Hincher; sisters, Lenore, Myrtle and Jeane. She will be greatly missed by her: 3 daughters, Judy Hincher, Janet Hincher and Joanne Manzini; 6 grandchildren, Brian Dunlap, Joey (Shannon) Dunlap, Matthew Hincher, Jeffrey Whitacre, Meagan Manzini and Lauren Manzini; and 2 great-grandchildren, Liam and Weston.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with Rev. Molly C. Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Benton Township Cemetery, where the U.S. Navy will provide military honors. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to Country Living Adult Foster Care in memory of Betty Hincher.