Betty Jean Hildreth

BIG RAPIDS -- Betty Jean Hildreth, 82, of Big Rapids, went peacefully to be with her husband, Robert, again on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

Betty was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who cherished her family. She was blessed with a great sense of humor, always sharing a laugh with her family and friends. Whenever the opportunity presented itself, Betty loved to shop and could always find a way to the nearby garage sales. Many fun memories were made with her grandchildren during these outings.

She also was preceded in death by her daughter, Leann. She will be lovingly remembered by children, Denise Hildreth and Christine Bassett; grandchildren, Nicole Peacock, Heather Franklin and Eric Bassett; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Bonnie Nyman; several nieces; and nephews.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4145 Chicago Dr. SW, Grandville, with Pastor Dennis Gilbert officiating. Internment will be at the Grandville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to West Michigan Humane Society. Condolences may be sent online to

Funeral Home

Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Directors
4145 Chicago Drive SW Grandville, MI 49418-1203
(616) 534-8656

Published in Big Rapids Pioneer on Sept. 4, 2018