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Betty J. Hawley

June 27, 1938 — April 14, 2020

          Betty J. Hawley, age 81, of Ossineke, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, at Mid-Michigan Medical Center of Alpena.

          On June 27, 1938, Betty was born in Alpena, Michigan to the late John and Elsie (Siewert) Swartzinski. She married William E. Hawley on February 16, 1957; he preceded her in death on May 19, 1997. Betty was a cook for several years at the Thunder Bird, Bird's Nest and JJ's Pizza.  She was a member of St. Catherine Catholic Church and Women’s Auxiliary.  Betty enjoyed spending her time with friends and family, watching her grandchildren play sports, and supporting Tigers Baseball by being a huge fan.  She was active in the Huron Shores Little League where she coached a girls’ softball team to a State Championship.

          She is survived by her three children: Bill Jr. (Sally) Hawley of Ossineke, MI; Audrey (Christopher) Forbush of Fenton, MI; and Brenda (Bill) Bonnee of Dafter, MI; one son-in-law: Bruce Anschuetz; 7 grandchildren: Samantha Forbush, Nick Forbush, Ashlee Bonnee, Billy Bonnee, Zachary Hawley, Courtney (Dan) Huff, Jamie (Paul) Gohlke; four great-grandchildren: Avery, Gracelyn, Riley, and Blake; one brother: Warren (Janet) Swartzinski of Hubbard Lake, MI; one sister: Bernie (Mike) Harkins of Alpena, MI and several nieces and nephews.

        Betty was preceded in death by one daughter: Debra Anschuetz; one son: Earl Hawley; two brothers: Ed and Art Swartzinski.

          Arrangements are being handled through the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home. Private family services were held by the Karpus-Hunter Funeral Home.

          Interment: St. Catherine Catholic Cemetery in Ossineke, Michigan

          In lieu of flowers donations may be mailed to Huron Humane Society or St. Vincent DePaul in memory of Betty.

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