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Betty Gale Calton



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 Elara Caring Hospice

630 Kenmoor Ave SE #200

Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Betty Gale Calton, of Lowell, was welcomed into the arms of her loving Savior on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Ionia, Michigan. She was born in Huntington, West Virginia on June 9, 1939 to Lawrence Dale and Ruth Emogene (Crawford) Plants. Betty was a quiet woman who loved her family and in later life found she loved travelling and mingling with the public. She enjoyed sewing crafts and collecting many things, usually whatever the current rage was. Betty worked for many years in Lowell at Third Base, a local gas station on Lowell’s East end. She and her husband Gene traveled the festival circuit and sold goods all over the United States. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, L. Dale and Ruth E. Plants; her brother, Jack Plants; her first husband, Carl David Miller; son-in-law, Arthur (Leon) Sheldon; and granddaughter, Cassie Stinchcomb. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Calton; children, Jacqueline (Jackie) Sheldon, Carl David (Joanne) Miller II, Patricia (Dale) Lake, Jeannie (Ray) Valentine, Donald (Jen) Calton, Angie Calton, Fred (Jill) Calton, Mary (Carl) Perrin; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to service at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Chaplin Shannon Witherell officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Elara Caring Hospice, 630 Kenmoor Ave SE #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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8 Responses

  1. I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Mother.
    Betty was my cousin and I hadn’t seen her in many years but thought of her often. Sorry to have lost touch with her.

  2. What a kind lady..always made me feel welcomed. Thinking of all of you during this time.

  3. This beautiful lady always had a big smile, loving heart and a wonderful personality every time I seen her. We all will miss that and her. Love ya Betty!

  4. Thank you for being an amazing Step Mom, your kindness and smile was always warm and loving, Thank you for Loving my Dad, he is lost without you, But I know you are in the arms of Jesus now

  5. Gene and Family – Sending my love and prayers during this difficult time. I pray you find comfort in the memories you have shared over the years with your lovely wife and stepmother.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss. It has been a rough summer for you guys. Sending love and prayers to/for your families. May God bless and keep you in His care.

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