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Eloise May Courter



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Elmdale Church of the Nazarene

11830 Drew Rd

Alto, MI 49302


American Cancer Society

129 Jefferson SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Eloise May Courter, age 90 of Elmdale, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, September 15, 2019.  She was preceded in death by her husband, James Courter; and great-granddaughter, Lainey Renee Saylor. Eloise is survived by her children, Jerri & Alan Teelander, Steve & Pam Courter, Rick & Aleta Courter, Maryann Courter; brother, Howard & Helen Hobbs; sisters, Estelle & Harvey Stark, Evelyn Courter; grandchildren, Keith, Jacquie, Ryan, Shane, Mike, Bob, Brad, Kaylyn; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Eloise graduated from Lowell HS and attended Comptometer training. She worked in accounting, enjoying more than 30 years at Sears Woodland Mall. She married James Courter on June 18, 1949 and they raised 4 children together. Jim & Eloise made their home in nearby Elmdale, MI. For more than 65 years she was an active member of the Elmdale Church of the Nazarene. The church was her second family where she wore many hats including bulletin, Sunday school teacher, treasurer and board member. Bowling was her sport; she was on three leagues for many years. Eloise had numerous self-taught hobbies including quilting, upholstery, cake decorating, knitting and sewing. Those were only a few of the skills she mastered.  Mom was the rock that held us together, the unconditional love that taught us how to love, and the faithful Christ like servant that helps us know that she is with Jim again in Heaven. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 18, from 6-8 PM, at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Funeral services will be Thursday, September 19, at 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Roth-Gerst Chapel. Reverend Nate Gray, officiating. Interment Bowne Center Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Elmdale Church of the Nazarene, 11830 Drew Rd, Alto, MI 49302 or American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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