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“Sorry for your loss Kathleen ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Gary Callahan - Oak Park, MI

“Katie, Keith and Heather,My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Cherish the memories as they can never be taken from you!Good bless. Until...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Beverly Ogans - Clarkston, MI

“Katie, Keith, Heather, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you during these days of the final good-bye. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Heike Gimmler - Friend

“Isaiah 40:8The green grass dries upAnd the grass withersBut the word of our God enduresForever. ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Harriet Crawford - Detroit, MI

“Isaiah 40:8 The green grass dries upThe blossom withers , But the word of our God endures forever. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Harriet Crawford - Detroit, MI

“I have so many memories of my Aunt Betty. She had a good life up until the past few years when she became ill. Luckily she had a great daughter,...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Suzanne (Suzie) Corbett - FL

“Katie, Keith and Heather,So very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you, and I will pray a Rosary for the repose of your mom's soul. I will...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Lori Sims-Hickman - Canton, GA

“Katie, I'm very sorry for your lost. Your mother was stunning. Hang in there. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rose Anne Laske - Troy, MI

“Katie, Keith and Heather, Sincerest condolences, you are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Donna Nuznoff - Friend


Mary Elizabeth Callahan, "Betty" age 88 died Monday February 5, 2018 at St. John Macomb Hospital Center in Warren, Michigan. Betty was born July 28, 1929 in Detroit Michigan the daughter of the late William J. Brady and the late Mary (nee: Gustitus) Brady.

Betty was raised in Detroit and graduated from Southeastern High School. Following high school she worked at Hudson Motor Car and later within the Stroh Brewery executive offices working for one of the Stroh sons as their administrative assistant.

Betty eventually married the love of her life Joseph J. Callahan. The couple settled in the burgeoning suburb of Warren, Michigan. Once her daughter Kathleen, "Katie", was born Betty never returned to the workforce, however relished in being a wonderful "stay at home" mom. During her daughter's younger years, she was very active with Katie's upbringing and also worked within the school library.

When Betty was home she tended to her house and also enjoyed solving crossword puzzles, watching TV British drama series, or just sat quietly reading, as Betty was an avid reader of books. Later when her granddaughter Heather came along, she cherished her grandchild and would brag to anyone about Heather's accomplishments.

Betty was the beloved wife of the late Joseph J. Callahan, and was the loving mother of Kathleen Callahan (Keith Nelson), and cherished grandmother of Heather Nelson. She was predecease by all her siblings; the late Allan (Rosemary) Brady, Florence (Beryl) Saar, Mildred (Charles) Maloney, and Michael Brady.

Memorial donations appreciated to the Arthritis Foundation of Michigan, www.arthritis.org/michigan or Right to Life of Michigan www.rtl.org

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