Betty Sites, 90

Betty J. Sites, age 90, of Sturgis, passed away Monday morning, May 16, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis. 

She was born June 6, 1920, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Albert and Sarah (Foster) Maxwell. 

Betty was a life long Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1938. 

On Aug. 31, 1940, she married Woodrow Sites in LaGrange, Ind. He died May 25, 1967. 

Betty was a homemaker and a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. She was also a 42-year member of TOPS and she enjoyed music and dancing. 

She is survived by two sons, Samuel (Patricia) Sites and Charles Sites, both of Sturgis; six grandchildren, Kirk (Hope) Fry, Kelly (Kevin) Mikesell, Penny Frailey, Timothy Sites, Samuel Sites and Laurie (Cary) Ireland; several great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Charles Ashcraft of LaGrange, Ind.; and special friend, Linda Sites of Colon. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one daughter, Sara “Sally” Ashcraft; one sister, Margaret Lytle; and one brother, Lewis Maxwell. 

In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial graveside service and burial of the ashes will take place at 11 a.m. June 6 at the Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. The Rev. Michael Wicks of the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis will officiate. 

The Hackman Family Funeral Homes — Hackman Chapel, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis is entrusted with the arrangements.


The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Sites’ memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091.

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