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, Michigan, 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, and 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, 2019 at Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, at the Martin Reformed Church at 11 a.m.  Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s name to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn Street, Allegan, MI 49010. Burial will follow at Maplewood Cemetery, Hopkins Township.


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