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Nancy Lee (Foote) Betz

January 30, 1939 — August 4, 2022

St. Johns

      Nancy Lee Betz, age 83, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2022, at Hospice of Lansing Residence, Lansing, MI.

     Cremation will take place and a private celebration of her life will be held. Burial will take place at North Star Cemetery, North Star, MI.

   Nancy was born in Hamilton Township, Michigan, on January 30, 1939, the daughter of John Ray and Marie Ruth (Dunbar) Foote.  Nancy graduated from Ashley High School with the class of 1957. She married Gale Clare Betz on September 6, 1958, at Ashley Methodist Church.

     Nancy collected dolls for many years. Nancy and Gale resided in Bannister, MI for 40 years until moving to St. Johns in 2005. They enjoyed winters in Crystal River, FL for 10 years. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

   She is survived by her husband Gale Betz of St. Johns, MI; children: Richard and Nancy Betz of Montrose, MI; Alan and Jamie Betz of Owosso, MI; Jill and Sam Griffet of St. Johns, MI; grandchildren: Andy and Teilia Jordyn and Micah Florida, Devin and Lindsey Betz, and Chad and Jessica Betz; and 9 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers: Doug Foote of Ithaca, MI; David and Susan Foote of Ashley, MI; sisters-in law: Aletha Foote of Alma, MI; and Sharon Follett of Howard City, MI.   She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Kenneth Foote.

     Memorials may be made to Clinton County Senior Center, 201 E. Walker St., St. Johns, MI 48879. Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, Michigan.

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