Lorelie Huff, 74

Lorelie Ann (Fuller) Huff, age 74, of Mendon, died Tuesday June 26, 2012 surrounded by her family at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born in Three Rivers on Nov. 22, 1937 the daughter of Bradley J. and Lillian (Anderson) Fuller. She graduated from Three Rivers High School and worked at Lee’s Drive-In before going to Western Michigan University to become a school teacher. While at W.M.U. she was a member of the synchronized swim team called the Watersprites. Her love of swimming would carry over to teaching her children and grandchildren to swim.

She taught school at Mendon Elementary and was also a bus driver for Mendon Public Schools. She was active in the Mendon United Methodist Church and a member of the Miriam Circle. She was a member of the Mendon Bridge Club and the Three Rivers Red Hat Society. She also worked at General Motors in Three Rivers.

Lorelie and her husband, Gary enjoyed many trips together, including Hawaii, Alaska, Europe, and the Southwest United States. She had a passion for flower gardening, making jewelry, and loved her pets. Her most treasured role was that of loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

Lorelie was married to W. Gary Huff on March 2, 1957 in Three Rivers. He survives along with four children, Mike (Barb) Huff of Saline, Lorie (Royal) Gentz of Kalamazoo, Denise Huff-Snider of Livonia, and Andrea Huff of Kalamazoo; eight grandchildren, Lee (Michelle) Goodwin, Kari Goodwin, Sara Gentz, Stephen, Tiffany, Brittany, and Heather Huff, and Annaliese Snider; three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Gauge, and Skye; one sister, Joy (Lou) Platteborze; and special friends, Gwen and Ron Kline and Dodie and Bob Stump. She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Fran Wittenberg; and infant son, Craig Steven Huff.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon. Funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday June 30, 2012 at the funeral home with Rev. Ward D. Pierce officiating. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to either the American Cancer Society or the Mendon United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at www.eickhofffuneralhome.com

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