Beatrice E. Stitt

Died Nov. 21, 2018


Beatrice E. Stitt, 95, of Fairview, formerly of Mio, passed away at The Home at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Fairview on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018.

Beatrice was born in Detroit on July 1, 1923, to Joseph and Edith (Wrase) Ertelt. She married Lawrence “Bus” Stitt on Nov. 17, 1944, in Detroit and moved to Mio. Beatrice was a homemaker. She was a charter member of the Mio chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the Mio Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, and also the Mio United Methodist Church. She wintered in Florida and Arizona. Beatrice loved the Detroit Tigers, reading, crocheting, quilting, baking bread, playing games and bingo.

Beatrice is survived by her children, Roger (Cheryl) Stitt of Mio and Kathryn (Mark) Paullin of Denver, Colo.; her grandchildren, Ryan Stitt and Kimberly Derry; her great-grandson, Cedar; and her seven step-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, especially her dear niece, Karen Dutton of White Lake.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence “Bus” Stitt; one brother; and three sisters.

Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, from 1-4 and again from 6-8 p.m. with an Order of the Eastern Star service at 7 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio, and Monday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. until the funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Mio United Methodist Church with Pastor Brenda Klacking officiating. Interment at Mentor Township Cemetery, Mio.

Memorial donations may be directed to Mio United Methodist Church, 1101 Eighth St., Mio, MI 48647. Arrangements by Lashley Funeral Home, Mio.


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