Betty Marshall of Chelsea, age 98, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 27, 2018 at her apartment at Silver Maples Retirement Community in Chelsea, Michigan.
She was born on April 15, 1920 in Cleveland, Ohio to Hilma (Wieck) and John Henry Rowse. She graduated from Shaw High School in Cleveland in 1938. On October 1, 1940 she married Harry Robert Marshall and they were married 51 years until Harry’s death in 1991.
Betty worked in her younger years at the F.W. Woolworth Company in Cleveland, Ohio and then for Black Industries also in Cleveland, a machine shop making machined parts for the war effort during WWII.
After time off to raise her family, she entered the work force again, first working in retail sales for the Higbee Department Stores in Cleveland and then later as a Supervisor for Ardac, Inc. in Eastlake, Ohio as a line supervisor making money changing equipment, where she retired from in 1999 at the age of 79.
Betty loved to travel and traveled extensively visiting such places as Tahiti, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scandinavia, and other places around the globe with her daughter Karen. She also traveled with her son and daughter-in-law to Hong Kong, the Cayman Islands, Hawaii, and to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where she loved to watch the massive freighters on Lake Superior.
She spent many summers helping her parents run a tourist resort of 10 cabins in Port Elgin, Ontario, Canada, which she also provided wonderful summer vacations for her children and nieces Debbie and Penny, creating for all, wonderful lifelong memories.
At age 90, she moved to Silver Maples Retirement Community from Kirtland, Ohio where she had lived for 44 years.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Nie Family Funeral Home, 3767 West Liberty Road, Ann Arbor. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with visitation from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Burial will take place in Mayfield Heights, Ohio on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at noon at Acacia Park Cemetery, 1880 SOM Center Road.
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