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“So sorry for your lost. I remember playing in her yard as a little girl with Marsha and Marcella. Prayers for all of you. ”
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“Rest In Peace dear sweet Betty. You will forever be in my heart. ”
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Betty Mae Muller of Warren died Monday, June 19, 2017 at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, she was 86 years old. Betty was born January 29, 1931 in Detroit, daughter of the late Raymond Abbott and the late Marcella (nee: Wagner) Abbott.

Betty was born in Detroit, but grew up in the community of St. Clair Shores, the nautical city just a few miles north up the coast of the thumb. It is there she received her education, ultimately graduating from Lakeview High School. Following graduation, Betty answered a different call than most women of her day when she decided to enlist in the armed forces and do her part for the war effort in Korea. Choosing the U.S. Navy as her service venue, Betty was honored to wear the uniform and serve our country with pride and distinction. For the sacrifices made and her willingness to stand in harm's way on behalf of freedom's sake, we honor Betty for the call to duty she valiantly answered and her patriotism extended during a difficult time for an esteemed ally.

Following her military service, Betty's return home would begin the story of raising a family and building upon the comforts of home and hearth as the consummate homemaker she was known to be. She poured the best part of herself into the tender-loving-care she extended, but did manage to infuse a bit of fun into her life for that all-important balance we all need. In her earlier years, part of that fun came in the form of bowling, a recreational activity that provided the perfect mix of sport and friendship, and a pastime that found Betty making a host of wonderful memories throughout her time on the lanes. Another pastime that brought her countless hours of pleasure were the trips she enjoyed that took her to Michigan's north-country, up near the famed city of Mackinaw. Making those drives through the Mitten's rich and lustrous landscape was never short of breathtaking and never got old for Betty.

As for some of her more personal pleasures, Betty was known for being quite the animal lover,…especially when it came to her precious kitties. There was just something soothing and calming about caring for her cats, and they always filled her days with their own embodiment of compassion. When she wasn't caring for the cats, you would have often found her in front of the television watching one of her favorite, old movies. Not like much of what we see on television today, the old flicks truly had a story to tell and a message to bring,…and Betty was on top of it.

There was another pastime Betty enjoyed that would be quite evident were you to visit her home, and that was through her collection of dolls. Whatever kind of doll you could imagine, chances are Betty had one in her eclectic collection and was always proud to show them off. It brought out the "little girl" in her and an infectious smile to her face. Collector's always seem to possess that uniquely warm trait of amassing special treats, and for Betty it was her precious dolls.

And though we all hold a special and genuine place in our hearts for "Mom,"…Betty loved her mother immensely and doted on her with all that was within her. This mother & daughter team shared something unique and heartfelt, and they were close beyond all expression. Along with what she shared with her mother, Betty was equally blessed to have her children to dote on,…albeit in an entirely different way. She adored her children, the cherished cadre who provided Betty some of the sweetest gifts in life,…her treasured 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, quite the quiver full of love. To them, and all with whom she was blessed to know, Betty leaves a legacy of love for each to embrace with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Loving mother of Gary (Kimberly) Muller, Charles (Elaine) Muller, Marcella (Allen) Sherman, the late Karolynn Bedner, the late Kenneth Muller and the late Marsha Custer. Mother in law of Sheree Muller. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Visitation for Betty will be held Wednesday, June 21st from 3-9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Rd. at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren.

She will lie In state on Thursday from 9:30 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Mary, Our Lady Queen of Families Catholic Church - St. Clement Campus in Center Line, Michigan.

Interment, with military honors, will immediately follow the Mass at St. Clement Cemetery, just behind the church.

Please share memories at Betty's guestbook above.