Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 5, 2014

Elizabeth Hadley

TRAVERSE CITY — Elizabeth May “Betty” Hadley, 88, of Traverse City, passed away on Feb. 2, 2014. She was born on Aug. 2, 1925, in Redford, to Goldie and Earl Taylor. Betty was married to Robert Burrows Hadley on May 22, 1948. He preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Marvel Burd and Shirley Tischler.

She is survived by her sister, Jeanette Rowe; by four children, Karen (Tim) Downing, Robert (Jan) Hadley, David (Marlene) Hadley and Steven (Susan) Hadley; nine grandchildren, Debbie Dubey, Michele Dubey, Margaret Hadley, Pamela Clapp, Jillian Lenko, Renee Hadley, Rachelle Hadley, Robert Hadley and Kevin Congdon; and 10 great-grandchildren, Kaytelynne Dubey, Jordan Piotrowski, Hope Turner, Brandon Turner, Jackson Clapp, Hadley Clapp, Ellie Congdon, Alyssa Payne, Jenna Payne and Joshua Payne.

Betty was a friend and supporter of First Christian Church.

She enjoyed her garden, traveling, and she loved to dance. She golfed until age 87, was an avid reader and loved all things family.

There is comfort in knowing she is at home with the Lord, but she will be deeply missed.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at noon, at First Christian Church on S. Airport Road in Traverse City.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.

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