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Bettie Hoskin


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Bettie Jane Hoskin

East Leroy

Bettie Jane Hoskin, 79, of East Leroy, a loving mother and grandmother, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center. Bettie was born on December 29, 1936, in Albion, MI, the daughter of Orlando and Eleanor J. (Masters) Root. Bettie was employed by Post Cereals for 41 years retiring in 1996. Bettie was a foster parent to many teenagers for 20 years. She was a member of North Athens Baptist Church where she volunteered for the Kids Club kitchen staff for 4 years. Bettie helped church families by baking for meals for special occasions. Bettie enjoyed being outdoors on her farm tending to her horses and her pond and feeding the fish. She enjoyed spending time with her special friend and home aide Kristina Cusimano. Bettie was previously married to Hubert Gwillim. She married Neal J. Hoskin Sr. in 1982. He preceded her in death on September 29, 2012.

Bettie is survived by her sons Robert Gwillim of Battle Creek, James (Peggy) Gwillim of Delton and Fran Gwillim of Battle Creek and her daughter Tamera (Steve) Holter of Racine, WI. Bettie also leaves her stepchildren Neal Hoskin of East Leroy and Theresa Lynn Hoskin. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and her brother Lonnie (Chris) Root of Battle Creek. She was preceded by her brother Jerry Root.

Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 5:00pm Sunday at Royal Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm, Monday, September 19, 2016 at North Athens Baptist Church. Memorial contributions may be given to North Athens Baptist Church or the www.royalfuneralhome.net
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Sept. 18, 2016
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