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Betty June Contardo

Higgins Lake

Betty June Contardo, age 86, of Higgins Lake, Michigan died Thursday, December 26, 2013, at the Alamo Nursing Home. Betty was born March 22, 1927, in Sturgis, Michigan the daughter of Leo and Mildred (Kime) Wood. She was a 1945 graduate of Sturgis High School and a 1948 graduate of St. Camillus School of Nursing (Borgess). Betty lived in Kalamazoo from 1945 to 1948, moving to Battle Creek where she lived until 1987 and most recently lived at Higgins Lake until 2012. On November 13, 1948, she was united in marriage with Nino Contardo who preceded her in death. Betty was employed as a Registered Nurse at Leila Hospital from 1948 to 1976, Community Hospital from 1979 to 1981 and then with the Health Department in Battle Creek until 1987. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and going for walks.

Betty is survived by her children: Connie (Roger) Pearson of Otsego, MI, Cindy (George) Shahan of Sacramento, CA, Cathy (Dennis) Denewitt of Deer Park, OH and Carla (Tom) Woolley of Littleton, CO; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two brothers-in-law: Carlo Contardo and Richard Spackman. She was preceded in death by a grandchild, Joshua Denewitt and her sisters, MaryAnn and Doris.

In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Richard A. Henry Funeral Home. www.henryfuneralhome.org



Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Dec. 29, 2013
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