Betty Tishhouse

Betty Tishhouse

Betty L. Tishhouse of Otsego, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, February 16, 2014, at her home. Mrs. Tishhouse was born April 8, 1931 in Otsego to Irwin and Cecil (Sims) Hill and had been a lifelong resident of the area.

For many years she had been employed as an aide with Otsego Public Schools, retiring in 1996. Betty loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. In her leisure time she enjoyed walking, gardening, quilting, reading and crafts. She also enjoyed her prayer group with lifelong friends of over 40 years.

On July 1, 1949 in Otsego she married Robert Tishhouse, who died in 2011. They had been married over 61 years.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Caren Horton in 2006; her sister, Joan Wiers; and four brothers, Thomas Hill, Danny Hill, Robert ‘Bill’ Hill and Irwin ‘Bunker’ Hill.

Surviving are a daughter and a son, Cathy Tishhouse of Detroit and Stephen (Carrie) Tishhouse of Kalamazoo; a son-in-law, Keith Horton of Plymouth; six grandchildren, Liz and Jenni Evans, Stephanie (José) Escobedo, Joshua (Emily) Tishhouse, Jarrod (Kendra) Tishhouse and Ellen (Jared) Hanly; two great granddaughters; many nieces and nephews; and three sisters-in-law, Barbara Hill, Mary Tishhouse and Mary Hill.

Cremation has taken place. Betty’s family will greet friends from 10 to 11 A.M. Wednesday at the Otsego Church of God where a Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Pastor Stephen J. Burrow officiating. Burial of ashes will be at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Betty may be made to the Otsego Church of God.

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  1. Mary Ellen Riggs says:

    I’m sorry for your loss betty was always so upbeat at Church. My Prayers will be with you.
    Mary Ellen Riggs

  2. Pat and Carol Shanahan says:

    Aunt Betty was such an important part of my life. I will miss stopping by for visits when we were in town. She is the reason I love Christmas. She always made Christmas special. She will never be forgotten.

  3. Martin Escobedo says:

    Condolences to the Family, and may their hearts and minds find peace & encouragement in this time of mourning.

  4. Remembering all the fun times we had at the Tishhouse house when we were kids and my family would return home to Otsego to visit. Aunt Betty I’m so happy I was able to talk to you just before Christmas. You will be missed. So sad to think all the Hill siblings have passed away.

  5. MaryAnn Horton says:

    I will miss Betty as a friend and as Keith’s mother in law,,,,, If it is snowy and icy will not be at the memorial,,,,,,,,,,

  6. Todd and Christine Banks says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tishhouse Family. So many great memories living next door to the TIshhouses’ all these years. Your smile and your stories of your love for God, Famliy and Friends will always fill our hearts with Joy. Betty you will truly be missed.

  7. Jerry & Debby Hill says:

    Aunt Betty’s graduating to Heaven creates such a huge hole in our lives, but we rejoice knowing we’ll all be together again someday! She was such a gracious, fun host. We always looked forward to stopping at the Tishhouse home whenever our family visited Otsego, particularly during the Holidays! We could always count on great cookies and fun games! I’ll always be thankful in having “reconnected” with her these last few years! I’m going to miss her phone calls.

  8. James Harvey, USAF Ret says:

    Dear Aunt Betty
    Thank you for always being there for our family. I have so many fond memories of visiting during Christmas and the big meals we all shared together. I also remember you making me write 500 time that I would be good in Study Hall—thanks for letting me cheat a little by using carbon paper.

    Love You and Will Miss You

    Please tell Uncle Bob that I miss him too

  9. Tim and Marcia Quigley says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Cathy and your brother, Steve. Please know that your mother is now an Angel in Heaven watching over you!

  10. Patty (McLaughlin) Pearson says:

    Dear Cathy and Steve,

    I am very sorry to hear about your mom.
    I always had so much fun at your house. Your mom was always baking good things for all of us to eat. At your house is where I learned to bake cookies.
    My memories of your family will always be close to my heart.

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