Betty Jean Truax, 93 of Shelbyville

Betty Jean Truax, 93, of Shelbyville passed away at her home on July 31, 2019.

She was born May 20, 1926, in Grand Rapids, the daughter of the late George and Jessie (Sweezy) Hammer.

Betty was a wonderful seamstress and worked for Kesslers most of her life. 

She is survived by her children, Gary (Betty) Truax, Darlene (Fred) Morley, Bruce (Sharon) Truax, and Neil (Linda Simmons) Truax; her son-in-law Kenneth Thomas; her sister Donna Youtzy; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gerald Truax; daughter Janice Thomas; her brothers, Larry (Myrna) Hammer, Wendel (Rose) Hammer, Grant (Beulah) Hammer and Ed (Margaret) Hammer; her sisters, Doris (Pete) Harvish, Joan (Albert) Felker and Vivian (Joe) Erelewine; and two grandchildren, Gina and Kristi.

Friends will meet with the family on Sunday, Aug. 4, at Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be Monday, Aug. 5, at Martin Reformed Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Hopkins Township.  

Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI 49010.


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