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Elizabeth Grace Bradley

Obituary

Elizabeth Grace Bradley Betty Bradley (formerly Betty Ewing) passed away peacefully and gracefully at home with her family on August 22, 2013. She was a much-beloved mother, grandmother, wife, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed. Betty lived in the Lansing-East Lansing area for most of her life. She began her bachelor's degree work in English at Michigan State University and completed her degree at Parson's College in Iowa. Prior to her marriage to William A. Bradley in 1949, Betty held several jobs. During World War II, she worked for Excello in Detroit making airplane parts. Following the war, she moved back to the Lansing area where she worked for the State Police in East Lansing and the MSU Administrative Department. She was a devoted homemaker and gave much love to her family. Betty was one of the pioneer lay ministers at Plymouth Congregational Church where she was a longtime member. This gave her a great deal of satisfaction. Betty embodied her middle name, Grace, at all times. She faced many challenges during her life, including periodic bouts of excruciating pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia. She faced all these challenges with courage, grace, determination, faith and a sense of humor. She found much to enjoy in her life. Her many acts of kindness rippled out into the world and will continue to make it a better place. Betty is survived by: her son, Dave Bradley and his wife, Lorie Hewitt; her daughter, Nancy Bradley and her husband, Michael Dunn; her daughter Susan Bradley and her husband, Bill Schnaidt; her grandsons, Tyler Bradley-Hewitt, Keith Bradley-Hewitt and Henry Schnaidt; her brother, Robert Ewing; and many nieces and nephews. Betty's family is very grateful for the kindness and care of many people, including her Home Instead caregivers, her good and kind doctors and, briefly the nurses from Sparrow Hospice. There will be a memorial service for Betty at Plymouth Congregational Church at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013.

Published in Lansing State Journal on Aug. 28, 2013
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