Betty L. Jones
Delta Township - Betty Lorraine (Cross) Jones of Delta Twp. passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the age of 97. She was born June 9, 1921 in Mt. Pleasant, MI, daughter to Leon E. Cross and Geteau G. Hilts. She was a graduate of Central High School, an avid volunteer, women of service, historian, a past writer for the Grand Ledge Independent, column "Under Betty's Bonnett"; member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Charter, member of Seven Island Chapter of American Business Woman (ABWA), Grand Ledge Garden Club, and Ledge Craft Lane. Betty was also very active in the "political life", having served eight years as a trustee for Delta Township; was the first female elected Eaton County Board Commissioner; continued to serve on many different boards throughout Delta Township and Eaton County; also lifetime of service to the Republican Party. In retirement she enjoyed traveling, painting, writing, genealogy, and gardening.
Betty is survived by her loving family: Sister Doryce Verhougstraete; four daughters: Janice (Jeff) Vedder- Whipple, Jenine (Jim) Smith, Leigh (Joe) Young, Katherine (Jon) Broker; Grandchildren: Fritz (Becky) Vedder, Erich (Tiffany) Vedder, Lori (Jeff) Adcock, Staci Smith, Leslie (Bobby) Burton, Lisa Chandler and Joel (Karen) Smith, Ben Broker and Mallory Clark, and 15 great- grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert and Sister Donna McKeen.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 201 E. Jefferson Street, Grand Ledge, MI. The family wants to thank the staff of Delta Retirement and Hospice of Lansing. In lieu of flower donation in Betty's name to: SIREN Eaton Shelter Inc. or Eaton County Humane Society. Arrangements by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, MI. www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com
Published by Grand Ledge Independent on Nov. 18, 2018.