September 20, 2018

Betty L. Neff

Died Aug. 8, 2017


Betty Louise Neff, 85, of Mio passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at her residence.

Betty was born in Fairview on Aug. 12, 1931, a daughter of the late Susie Ellen (Hershberger) and Ernest Earl Stutesman. She served in the U.S. Air Force as an airman second class in the Korean War. Betty married James on May 5, 1956, in Grand Rapids. The couple raised the family in Mio, where Betty worked as a payroll secretary for the U.S. Forest Service for many years, retiring in 1995. Betty dearly loved her family, including her husband's family, planning get-togethers and reunions. She also enjoyed the open road and traveling with a cup of coffee in hand, and will always be remembered as a great cook.

Betty is survived by her children, Toni (Kevin) Brusch of Mio, Tina (Robert) Johnson of Mio, Gary (Sue) Neff of Pittsburgh, Pa., Kirk (Kathy) Neff of Mio, Tammy Downing of Mio, Kevin Neff (Amy Brusch) of Durand and Rick (Timberly) Neff of Durand. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Jimmy and Randy; and her husband, James, in 2008.

Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the Lashley Funeral Home, Mio. Funeral services at the Lashley Funeral Home will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, with Mr. Warren Stutesman officiating. Interment at Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, with military honors offered by the Luzerne American Legion Post 162.

The family requests donations to Hospice of Helping Hands, 335 E. Houghton Ave., West Branch, MI 48661.


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