Betty L. Polhamus

Betty Louise Polhamus, age 90, of Lansing, formerly of Charlotte, passed away peacefully at home with her family by her side on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. She was born September 16, 1930, in Lansing the daughter of James and Mary (Salter) Polhamus. Betty graduated from Charlotte High School in 1948. She went on to attend Lansing Community College where she earned her nursing degree. Betty was a true caregiver and loved her work as a nurse for over 30 years at Hayes Green Beech Hospital. It was there that she was known for her quote “you’re not the only pebble on the beach.” She was very active with the Eaton County Genealogical Society and enjoyed the Detroit Tigers, Detroit Redwings, and all MSU Spartan Sports. She was a devoted Christian and faithfully served Him throughout her life.
Betty is survived by her children, Mark VerStrate Tampa, Fla., Susan Polhamus of Lansing; grandchildren, Magan (Jason) Eikenberry, Heather (Alex) Denslow-Hue, Alaina Kreger, Katie (Brad) Reed, Jordan (Brittany Gray) Smith, Ian VerStrate; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Ruth) Polhamus, James Polhamus, Mary Heath, Jay (Marsha) Homan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Robert (Martha) Polhamus, Eugene Polhamus, Arlene (Earl) Frith, Esther (Charles Clark) Homan, Theresa Homan, Thomas Homan; nieces and nephews: Joel Homan, Julie Clark, David Polhamus, Jimmy Polhamus, and Robert Polhamus Jr.
The family received friends on Friday, June 25, 2021, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home. A private family service took place at the funeral home. Burial took place at Millerburg Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Betty’s honor to Sparrow Hospice.
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