Elizabeth “Betty” Marrs, 85Published 4:52pm Monday, July 30, 2012
Born: Jan. 29, 1927
Died: July 25, 2012
Elizabeth M. Betty Marrs, 85, of North 14th Street, Niles, died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at her home unexpectedly, but of natural causes.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1927, in Niles to Edmund C. and Martha Elizabeth (Crandall) Keck. She was graduated from Dundee (Michigan) High School, and had lived in Niles most of her life.
She was employed at the former LuAnn’s Grocery and the former G. L. Perry Variety Store, both in Niles. Betty enjoyed flower gardening, completing jigsaw puzzles, and entertaining family, neighbors. and friends at her home. But her greatest interest was caring for her family, whom she dearly loved.
On Dec. 16, 1952, in St. Joseph, she married William Charles “Chuck” Marrs, who preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1990. She was also preceded in death by their son, Ronald E. Marrs, who died on Oct. 21, 2008.
Surviving family includes her grandson, Aaron (Meredith) Marrs, of Niles; great-granddaughter, Audrey Marrs; daughter-in-law, Dana L. (Mrs. Ronald) Marrs, of Niles; and Chuck’s mother, R.E. “Irene” Stackhouse, of Niles.
Services for Betty Marrs will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the graveside in
Silverbrook Cemetery, Niles, with the Rev. Carl W. Bassett, of Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church of Niles, officiating.
Arrangements were made at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles.