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Mrs.  Elizabeth "Betsy" Catherine Mowry

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betsy" Catherine Mowry
  • March 31, 1933 - April 16, 2017
  • Sturgis, Michigan
  • Open Door Gallery
    101 W. Chicago Rd.
    Sturgis, MI 49091
  • Glen Oak Community College
    62249 Shimmel Rd.
    Centreville`, MI 49032`

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“May God bless and keep my wonderful Aunt Betsy. I am so sorry to lose her and will miss her greatly. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Woehr - Culpeper, VA - family

“Lisa, Tom, Jenna and Macie, Thinking of you and your family with care and love. We can not be with you in Michigan, but are sending you warmth and...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Nancy Vickers - Aurora, IL

“Kris and family we are so very sorry for your loss. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. Kris, a mother's loss is huge in life, but I know your...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Suzanne Grimmer - Vicksburg, MI

“Lisa and family, praying for you at this difficult time. I am so sorry for your heartache and loss. Love you, Lisa!! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Kelly Treesh - Ft. Myers, FL

“Kris and family,I am sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: Summer Grannan - Portage, MI

“Dan, Sheila, Alison & Adam -Sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and grandma - Sheila has shared lots of fond memories of her over the years with us...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Lezli Comes - Kalamazoo, MI

“Kris and family, I'm so sorry for you loss, She sounds like a well loved and beautiful women who enjoyed life to the fullest. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Ron Caswell - Kalamazoo, MI

“So very sorry for your family's loss. Sending our heartfelt thoughts & prayers.Your friends at Glen Oaks Community College ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: Glen Oaks Community College President's Office - MI

“My deepest sympathy to the family. Anyone who raised a daughter like Lisa must truly be an amazing person. My thoughts and prayers are with you...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Medina - Denver, CO

“So very sorry for the loss of Betsy! Dr. Bob, you and the kids are in my heart - love you my friend!! ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Jean McKibben - LaGrange, IN

“The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy. ”
11 of 11 | Posted by: Hackman Family Funeral Homes - MI


Elizabeth Catherine "Betsy" Mowry (Woehr) of Sturgis passed away after a short illness on April 16th, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, MI.
Betsy was born on March 31st, 1933, in Fort Wayne, Indiana to proud parents Vada L. Woehr (Reynolds) and Andrew Emil Woehr. She was the youngest of 4 siblings and adored by her Grandmother Reynolds who raised her in the family home while both parents worked. She graduated from Fort Wayne Southside High School and began her favorite career as a homemaker. Betsy loved flowers and gardening and enjoyed the hours spent arranging flowers in the Mowry Flowers family business. Her home and gardens were always filled with bright colors and beauty. She greeted guests and pets alike for years at the front desk of Dr. Mowry's Animal Clinic. She never met a puppy or kitten she didn't love. For several years she was the receptionist for her son-in-law, Tom Robertson's law practice in Sturgis.
Her husband Bob, her family, and her dear friends were the center of her life. Storytelling and laughter were a heart-felt part of every day. The bigger the story, the better the laugh to be shared over a chocolate latte and a scone.
She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Mowry (Bob) of Sturgis, their 4 children, Kim Mowry Robertson (Thomas) of Sturgis, Lisa Mowry Trosien (Thomas) of Aurora, Illinois, Kristin Mowry McCray (Patrick) of Schoolcraft, and Daniel Robert Mowry (Sheila) of Portage. Survivors include 6 grandchildren: Lauren Robertson (Chester Martin) of NY, Marta Robertson (Mariano Alvarez) of FL, Jenna Trosien of IL, Macie Trosien of IL, Alison Mowry of MI, and Adam Mowry of MI.
She was preceded in death by her two older brothers and their spouses, and her sister; Robert Woehr (Margery) FL, Richard Woehr (Patricia) KY, and Nadine Woehr Hodell of OH.
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A visitation for friends and family will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes at 114 S. Nottowa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. It will include story telling and much laughter.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made in Betsy's name to the Open Door Art Gallery, 101 W. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Glen Oaks Community College, 62249 Shimmel Rd., Centreville, MI 49032.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.