Betty M. Michels (92)

Grayville, Illinois
Birth: November 28, 1927
Death: September 15, 2020

A funeral service celebrating the life of Betty M. (Knight) Michels, 92, life-long resident of Grayville, Illinois, will be at 2 pm, Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Ridge Baptist Church, located four miles west of Grayville. Visitation will be at the Church prior to the funeral service from 1 pm to 2 pm. Due to the Covid pandemic, the family respectfully requests that masks be worn and social distancing be observed.

Betty passed away on September 15, 2020, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro, Illinois. She was born November 28, 1927, to Royal T. and Mary (Landingham) Knight. She married Jerrad Michels on October 19, 1945, and he preceded her in death on January 1, 1979. Also preceding her in death are son-in-law, Ray York; brothers, Ed Knight, Ronald Knight, Wayne Knight, Royal E. Knight and Vertis Knight; sisters, Wilma Woodrow and LaDonna Crackel; half-sister, Viola Hawkins; and sister-in-law and best friend, Camilla Landingham.

Surviving her are her two daughters, Janis York and Lana (Stan) Coleman; grandchildren, Brooks (Anna) York, Brent (Katie) York, Stacia (Tony) Losh and Brad (Chelsea) Coleman; great-grandchildren, Cal York, Laney York, Boone York, Barrett York, Reagan Losh, Alex Losh, Jack Coleman, Bren Coleman, and soon-to-arrive, Samantha Coleman. Betty is also survived by honorary daughter, Margaret Hughes; her brothers, Loyal Knight, Bertis Knight, Garrel Knight; and her sister, Mary Vineta Jones. In addition, she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews and her beloved Ridge Church family.

Betty worked as a seamstress for Johnny Manufacturing, retiring in 1989. In addition to sewing she loved quilting, crocheting, baking, and especially any activities associated with her church. She was a member of Ridge Baptist Church for over 85 years where she served the Lord as a Sunday School teacher, treasurer, clerk, and fellowship director. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, “Gran-Gran” and “Gigi”, a wonderful sister, and a faithful follower of Jesus.

Cook Funeral Chapel of Grayville is in charge of arrangements.

If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Ridge Baptist Church, ℅ Ken Landingham, 64 Co. Rd. 475 E, Grayville, IL 62844.

Visitation: Ridge Baptist Church, Grayville, Illinois, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 1-2 pm
Service: Ridge Baptist Church, Grayville, Illinois, Saturday, September 19, 2020, 2 pm
Burial: Ridge Cemetery, Grayville, Illinois
Memorials: Ridge Baptist Church, c/o Ken Landingham, 64 County Road 475 E, Grayville, IL 62844

6 thoughts on “Betty M. Michels”

  1. I had the privilege of taking Betty lunches from the senior citizens during covid. Just loved her! Prayers for you all.

  2. Sending my prayers and sympathy to the Betty Michels family. All of you were blessed to have her in your lives for so long! Such a sweet lady and a wonderful Christian woman. God bless everyone and prayers to all.
    With loving sympathy,
    Doris M Blair
    Oh what a day that will be when my Jesus I do see….

  3. Lana & Janis,
    So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Hold on to the wonderful memories you’ve had with her all of these years.
    Mary Beth Johnston Taylor

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