Betty Eldridge Lake Odessa Mrs. Betty Eldridge, age 88, of Lake Odessa, passed away Sunday, October, 28, 2012. Betty loved to have a good time, enjoying family parties, dancing, and playing cards, especially Euchre and the Portland VFW
Euchre tournament. She loved to work in her flower garden and always tried to get her work done during the week, so she could have fun on the weekends. She was born to Ferdinand and Sadie (Wilcox) Wohlschied on October 17, 1924 in Portland, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Lawrence Eldridge, her daughter, Kitty Arnesen, and three sisters and two brothers. She is survived by her children, Sharon (John) Ackerson, Diane (Richard) Capps, Keith (Michelle) Merryfield, and Ken (Kim) Merryfield; 18 grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great great grandchildren; her sisters and brother, Mary Sandborn, Helen Fandel, Jerry (Nancy) Wohlsheid, and Gwen (Don) Bentley; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Friday, 11 a.m., at the Koops Chapel, 935 4th Avenue, Lake Odessa, with Pastor David L. Flagel officiating. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery. Relatives and friends met with Betty's family Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Her family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.koopsfc.com
. Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church.