Geneva H. Eby
Geneva Hope Eby passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 surrounded by family at Aurora Assisted Living. She was 93. Geneva Hope Bettis was born on Feb. 13, 1926 in Deckerville the daughter of Samuel and Beatrice (Campbell) Bettis.
She grew up in Detroit and graduated from Cooley High School.
On Dec. 7, 1945 she married the love of her life, Colburn "Pete" Eby. Together they shared 64 years of marriage and their children, Gerald and Sandra.
Alongside being a homemaker, Geneva avidly attended garage sales looking for great finds. She also enjoyed quilting, creating crafts, tending to her garden, researching genealogy and collecting cookbooks. Geneva and Pete fondly traveled to U.S. Navy reunions across the United States.
Geneva is forever loved by her children, Gerald "Jerry" (Carrie) Eby and Sandra (Kenneth) McDermott; brother, Robert Bettis; grandchildren, Kenneth, Anna, Joseph and Peter; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Tony, John and Elizabeth.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete; her parents; and brother, William Bettis.
A service for Geneva will be held in the spring. She will be laid to rest at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens.
Those wishing to make a donation in her name may do so to the Community of Christ Church, 813 Parsons Road, PO Box 6936, Traverse City, MI 49696; or Silver Muzzle Cottage, 3785 Rice Road NW, Rapid City, MI 49676.
The family would also like to extend a sincere thank you and deep appreciation for Geneva's caregivers at Aurora Senior Living and Munson Hospice.
Please visit her tribute at
Geneva and her family are in the care of the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on December 1, 2019


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