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Betty Stutzman

Betty Jane Stutzman, 85, LaGrange, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

    She was born October 25, 1929, in St. Joseph County, Mich., to Owen Ray and Lorema (Fetch) Hawkins.

    Living most of her life in LaGrange County, she was a homemaker.

    She was married May 27, 1953, in LaGrange, to Ralph Stutzman. He preceded her in death on July 2, 2006.

    Surviving are five daughters and three sons-in-law, Judy and Randy Perkins, LaGrange, Gloria Bordner, Howe, Linda and John Lackey, LaGrange, Lola and Troy Yoder, LaGrange, and Luckie Lackey, LaGrange; one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Darlene Stutzman, Toledo, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Margaret L. and Donald Patterson, Burr Oak, Mich.; and one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Joan Hawkins, Middlebury.


Also preceding her in death was a grandson, Andrew Perkins, and a great-great-granddaughter, Madison Hoff.


Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 11:00 am at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange, IN, with Randy Perkins officiating.


Burial will follow in Ontario Cemetery in rural Howe, IN.


Visitation will take place on Monday, August 17, 2015 from 4-8 pm at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.


Memorials may be made to ARK Animal Shelter or Alzheimer’s Association.


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