Age 87, passed away January 21, 2014. She was born January 5, 1927, in Pontiac, MI, to Hardy and Cora Brabbs. She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School, and married Walter Betts in 1946. Marilyn was a member of Mayflower Congregational Church, and enjoyed traveling with her daughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; great-grandson, Alexander Croston; and her five siblings. Surviving are: children, Carol Croston, John (Kathleen) Betts, and Jennifer Betts; grandson, Scott (Lynnette) Croston; great-granddaughters, Raquel and Keira Croston.
Marilyn’s family expresses a special thanks to her caregivers for the compassionate care they provided to her.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2014, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice in memory of Marilyn Betts.