Betty Jean Merrow

Betty Jean Merrow, 90, of Bluffton, South Carolina and formerly of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, passed away peacefully, Thursday, March 9, 2023, at her daughter’s home with her family by her side. She was born October 2, 1932, in St. Ignace, Michigan, daughter of Barney and Ollie (Stoll) McCuan. Betty is survived by daughters, Diane (Dennis Dull) Merrow of Bluffton, SC and Sharron (Doug) Mann of Islamorada, FL; grandchildren, Tasha McNerney, Matthew Dow, Christina Covell, Michelle Lape, Marie Dow, Aubrey Dull, and Nathan Dull; great grandchildren, Katelin Dow, Olivia Dow, Sabrina Dow, Kyle Bixby, Briana Bixby, Oliver McNerney, Alisyn Dow, Noah Dow, Baron Covell, Coral Covell, Brooke-lyn Kirsch, Grace Lape, and Lydia Lape; great-great granddaughter, Jupiter Milliron; brother, Billie McCuan of Springfield, MO; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dossie Merrow in 2013; grandson, Michael Dow in 2020; sister and brother in-law, Maxine and James Thompson; and in-laws, Gloria McCuan and Robert and Minne Merrow. A Funeral Mass for Betty was celebrated Thursday, March 23, at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Beal City with Father Thomas Held as celebrant. Following Mass, Betty was laid to rest in Plains Cemetery, Eaton Rapids. On Friday, March 24, on what would have been the 72nd anniversary of her marriage to Doss, the family invited friends to a Celebration of Life Christmas Party and luncheon at 12 p.m. in Lincoln Reception Center, 2300 S. Lincoln Rd., Mt. Pleasant (attached to Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home). Betty’s request was to have a Christmas Party no matter what time of year it was to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Toys for Tots. To sign the online guest book or leave a condolence for the family please visit