Betty Harris, 95, passed away October 31, 2019

Betty Harris, 95, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Rest Haven Care in Holland, MI.

Betty was born November 29, 1923 in Benton Harbor MI to Cecil & Laura (Skanes) Lett. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School. Betty married Carl J. Harris and they were together for over 40 Years.

Betty never expected to be a farmer’s wife, but she met all the challenges and grew to love her life on the farm with her six children. Years later Betty started working at Inter City Bank in the check sorting department and retired as a Bank Officer. One of Betty’s greatest loves beginning in early childhood was spending time at Lake Michigan with her parents. Approaching retirement, Betty and Carl purchased a home overlooking Lake Michigan where they and their family enjoyed many years. One of Betty’s greatest joys was sharing her Lake Michigan views, walks on the beach and nightly sunsets. Most of all she loved spending time with her family and friends. She’s finally on her golden path. Be free mom. We love you. Your children.

Betty is survived by her children David (Carol) Harris, Nancy Karchunas, Betty Jo (Ron) Pelkey, Laura Martinic and Teresa Geike; 22 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; son-in-law Bill Martinic.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband Carl Harris, daughter Susan Martinic, grandson Jack Martinic Jr., brother Harold Lett, and son-in-law’s Richard Karchunas, Jack Martinic, Bruce Geike and Preston Dilts.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at St. John’s Catholic Church, 600 Columbus Ave., Benton Harbor led by Fr. James Adams. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Memorials may be made to St. John & Bernard Parish, the Alzheimer’s Association or donor’s choice. Those wishing to share a memory of Betty online may do so at 

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