Vera Louise Baylis
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Vera Louise Baylis, 96, passed away Thursday, September 26, 2013 at the Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater, MI.
Vera was born February 6, 1917 in Morenci, MI, one of eleven children, to Clarence and Louise Schuch. She married Roy Baylis on June 28, 1933. Roy and Vera owned and operated the Baylis Jewelry store in Union City for 36 years. They also had a farm in Sherwood, MI for many years where they raised four sons. Over the years Vera enjoyed weekends at their cottage on Long Lake in Colon, MI, playing cards with friends, family gatherings, cooking, baking cookies for family and friends, cake decorating and caring for the many cats and kittens she had on the farm. She loved having breakfast at the local restaurants, meeting and talking with friends she had known for years. Vera and her husband restored a collection of 310 clocks that were set to chime simultaneously on the hour.
Vera is survived by sons, Leroy (Betty) of Union City, Raymond (Katherine) of Lake Forest, CA, and John (Sharon) of Battle Creek, MI; brother Charles Schuch of Lyon, OH and sister Audrey Peterson of Florida; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver Robert (Bob) Massimino. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Roy (of 66 years); son Harold Baylis and grandson Terry Baylis; brothers William (Bill), Ivan and Paul Schuch, and sisters Mildred Hoover, Grace Booth, Mary Buckles, Louella Gilbert and Ellen Palmer.
Visitation Wednesday, October 2, 2013 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Spencer Family Funeral Home in Athens. Funeral Services 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 3rd at Spencer's with Pastor Marty Burdick officiating. Interment Riverside Cemetery, Union City, MI. Memorial Donations may be made to the Union City Alumni Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 284, Union City, MI 49094
Arrangements by Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens. www.spencerfamilyfuneralhome.com
Spencer Family Funeral Home
310 South Capitol Athens, MI
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer from Sept. 28 to Sept. 29, 2013