Bettie Marie Ward Owosso March 11, 1935 - November 15, 2012 Bettie Ward, age 77 of Owosso, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at Memorial Healthcare Center in Owosso. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 19, 2012 at Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Love Chapel in Bancroft. Pastor John Walworth will be officiating with burial to take place in Fremont Cemetery, Bancroft. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Bettie was born on March 11, 1935 in Harlan, Kentucky, the daughter of George and Della (Silcox) Moses. She married Verlyn Ward in Corunna on July 25, 1953 and together raised 3 children. Mrs. Ward began her career working for Mitchell Bentley, then Strawsines in Corunna before going to work for General Motors at the Oldsmobile Plant in Lansing where she stayed until her retirement in 1989. She enjjoyed crafts, fishing and baking. Mrs. Ward is survived by her husband of 59 years, Verlyn; 2 sons: Gary Ward of Morrice, Jim (Julie) Ward of Ovid; daughter-in-law, Janice Ward of Bancroft; 3 grandchildren: Wendy, Ryan and Jason; 5 great grandchildren; 4 brothers, 1 sister and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son, Ronald Ray Ward, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Memorial Cancer Center in Owosso. Online condolences may be sent to the family by going to www.watkinsfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Nov. 17, 2012