Elizabeth “Bette” Jean Ingram, age 96, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022, at the United Hospice Service of Marlette Regional Hospital surrounded by family and friends.
She was born July 14, 1926, in Imlay City, daughter of the late Jay and Bernadette (Gitra) Donovan. Bette graduated from Imlay City High School in 1943 and then went on to Lapeer County Normal in 1944 and then to Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. She taught in a one room school in the Imlay City community for several years. She finished her career in the Math Lab at the Bea McDonald School after 20 years of service.
She married Robert C. Ingram, June 12, 1948, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City. They were married 67 years until his death on June 20, 2015. During that time, they enjoyed many trips through the United States.
She was a Charter Member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She was also a member of the St. Elizabeth Women’s Council and past member of the Altar Guild.
She is survived by two daughters, Cathy (Charles) Rousseau of Saginaw and Diane (Doug Tallieu) of Traverse City; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Ed) Shemanski, Jennifer Rousseau, Mary Rousseau, Jason Ingram, Kelly Bell, Richard (Alyssa) Tallieu, and Stephen (Jane) Tallieu; nine great-grandchildren, Abigail, Aaron and Ryan Shemanski, Charlotte and Thomas Tallieu, Andy and Lexy Bell, and Cora and Harper Tallieu; sister-in-law, Kathleen Donovan; nieces and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her son Robert, who died in 2018; siblings, Robert Donovan, Pat (Rosemary) Donovan and Dick (Marie) Donovan.
The family would like to thank the United Hospice Services for their caring and compassion during this difficult time.
The family would also like to thank her wonderful neighbors, Michelle and Don Woodworth; and her special care giver and friend, Ginny Dye. Special thanks to Sharon Klawender for her visits and care.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the United Hospice Service or the Holy Family (St. Elizabeth) Church.
The family will receive visitors from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette, and from 10-11 a.m. on Friday, September 23, 2022 at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette.
A Rosary Service will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel in Marlette on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Marlette on Friday, September 23, 2022 at 11 a.m.. Burial will follow at St. Elizabeth Cemetery in Marlette.
Friends may share an online condolence at www.marshfuneral.com. Arrangements by Marsh Funeral Chapel, 2675 Main St., Marlette, MI 48453. Phone, 989-635-3658.