Betty Spahr, age 83 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Friday
evening June 12, 2009 at her home.
She was born March 21, 1926 in Van Wert, Ohio a daughter to the late
Elmer and Florence Hazel (Melchi) Potter.
Betty had resided in Sturgis since 1977 coming from Hillsdale, Michigan.
On April 7, 1946 she married Charles Spahr in Van Wert, Ohio. He died
November 23, 1973.
Betty was a dedicated wife, mother and homemaker and had done
housekeeping for several business executives in the Hillsdale area.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Osseo and truly enjoyed
raising her children and spending time with her grandchildren and great
She is survived by Three Daughters; Laura Childers of Hillsdale, Darlene
Swihart of Sturgis and Kitty (Ernie) Miller of Elkhart, Indiana, Three
Sons; Charles (Linda) Spahr of Cypress, Texas, Anthony (Jeanne) Spahr of
Sturgis and Jeffery (Judy) Spahr of Houston, Texas, 32 Grandchildren and
many Great Grandchildren, Two Sisters; Patricia (Harold) Boyd of Urbana,
Ohio and Katie Louth of Van Wert, Ohio and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters; Polly
Hersha and Vicky Carpenter, two sisters, two brothers and two grandsons.
In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. Private family
services will be held at a later date.
The Hackman Family Funeral Home – Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St.,
Sturgis, MI 49091 is entrusted with the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs.
Spahr’s memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI
49091. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.