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Betty (Collie) Rich

September 9, 1934 — August 12, 2019

Betty (Collie) Rich

Betty Faye (Collie) Rich, 84, of Alma, MI, passed away peacefully with her daughter Helen and son-in-law Terry beside her Monday, August 12, 2019, at Rosewood Adult Foster Care, Ithaca.

In following Betty's wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

Betty was born in Alba, TX on September 9, 1934, the daughter of Dorsey Wagner "D.W." and Thelma Lela (McKay) Bennett.

Betty loved her dog "Buffy" and her 10 cats.  She also enjoyed feeding and watching the birds.  Betty liked traveling to visit her family. She owned and operated Betty Rich's Income Tax Service in Alma for over 40 years.

Betty is survived by her daughter Helen (Terry) Hayes of Ithaca, MI; son David Collie of Swartz Creek, MI; grandchildren: Conrad (Sherry) Hayes of Ithaca, MI; Ryan (Suzi) Hayes of Berrien Springs, MI; Shannon (Bill) Brown of Alma, MI; Christina Collie of Detroit, MI; and David Collie of CO; and great grandchildren: Savana Hayes, Aubriel Hayes, Carter Hayes, Christiana Hayes, Cadance Hayes, Laurel Hrabal, Michael Hrabal, Izabelle Hrabal, and Olivia Brown. She is also survived by her brother Bob Bennett of IL; and sisters; Doris Collie of Flint, MI; and Pansy Wilson of TX.  She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Rebecca Collie, 2 brothers: Kenneth Bennett, and Luther Guy Bennett, and sister Florence Brown.

Betty's family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood AFC, The Care Team (hospice), Ric's, Isabella Bank, Rhonda Clark, Dr. Anderson's office, and the Smith Family Funeral Homes for their care and kindness during this time.

Memorials may be made to Rosewood AFC - 1306 S. State Rd., Ithaca, MI 48847 in honor of Betty. Online condolences for the family may be left at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca, MI.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Betty (Collie) Rich, please visit our flower store.

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