Betty M. Thrush, surrounded by her family, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014 at McLaren Bay Region age 88 years. She was born September 28, 1925 in Bay City to the late McKinley and Eva (Harris) Dodd. Betty married Russell B. Thrush, April 8, 1944 and he predeceased her October 27, 1991. Mrs. Thrush was a life member of North Euclid Church of God. Betty taught Sunday School, Bible School, sang in the church choir, volunteered with the youth group and belonged to the W.C.G. She published a book called Echoes of the Heart, which was a collection of Poems about Betty’s life. Betty truly enjoyed spending time with her family especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving are two daughters, Marilyn (Arnold) Dahn, Lenore (Doug) Gasta, five grandchildren; Rob (Jodi) Arrowsmith, Steve Dahn, Corey (Andrea) Dahn, Jason (Jamie) Gasta, Josh Gasta, ten great-grandchildren; Evan, Adam, Emma, Aubrey, Alyssa, Peyton, David, Joseph, Chase and Sophia. She was predeceased by two brothers, Carl & Jesse Dodd and a sister, Ruth Jones.
Funeral Service will take place Monday, January 6, 2014 at 1:00 P.M. from North Euclid Church of God with private burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call at the Squires Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 – 8 P.M. and at the church on Monday from 12 noon until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Alzheimer Foundation or North Euclid Church of God.