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Betty Rae (West) Horsfall

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“So enjoyed visiting with Betty she had a kind heart. Our prayers are with her and the family.Howard & Donita Simmons ”
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2 of 3 | Posted by: Steve Kirklin - Kalamazoo, MI

“I have fond memories of Betty and Uncle Wesley. My condolences. ”
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Betty Rae (West) Horsfall of Kalamazoo, MI

Betty was born in Pixley Township, Clay County, IL on December 2, 1922 to Luther and Ruth (Seesengood) Worrell. After her mother's death, she was raised on a farm by her maternal grandparents. In 1940, she married Thurl Eugene West and moved to Michigan to be a farmer's wife. She also worked in the orchards of Wayne Smith and later, worked in a factory.

Betty loved her family, enjoying special holidays and birthdays by cooking favorite meals and treats. On those days, your favorite foods were her favorite foods. She also loved growing flower and vegetable gardens and sewing lovely quilts.

Betty is survived by her son, Monty (Marcia) West of Richland, MI; son-in-law, Jack Hayward; step-children, Janet (Mike) Fitzpatrick and Darryl (Karen) Horsfall; many grand, great grand and great great grandchildren and a special friend, Bob Moughton. Betty was preceded in death by her husbands, Gene and Wesley and two daughters, Connie Hayward and Martha Cook.

Betty went peacefully in her sleep to her Lord at New Friend Memorial Care Facility on Thursday afternoon, June 6, 2019, where she received wonderful assistance in her last years. She awakes to be with her beloved family and perhaps, her dogs, Shep and Ring will greet her as well.

As per Betty's wishes, cremation has taken place and a family celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions in Betty's honor may be directed to the New Friend Memory Care Facility, 3712 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49006. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Betty's family with her arrangements.