Laura Lewis

Laura Lewis

Laura M. “Sis” Lewis of Shelbyville, MI passed Saturday, December 1, 2012 at home with her family at her side. Laura “Sis” was born September 27, 1940 in Plainwell to Clifton and Laura (Root) Holmes and had been a lifelong resident of the area. She had been employed at the Otsego Theatre, the Otsego Inn, Metron of Allegan and for 20 years she was employed with the Kalamazoo State Hospital. Sis enjoyed golf, gardening, bowling, pool, going to casinos, road trips to Sault Ste. Marie, Torch Lake and Las Vegas. She especially enjoyed time with her family and grandchildren; reading, spending time on the lake and fishing. On December 31, 1960 in Otsego she married Ronald Lewis, who preceded her in death in 2004.

Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Ronald Wayne (Deborah Werner) Lewis of Otsego, Betsy Lewis of Otsego and Kenny Lewis of Kalamazoo; five grandchildren, Terri Ann (Jason Sinkler) Lewis, Lindsey (Tyler) Budge, Lauran (James) Brazier, Steevi Etherton, James Werner and Brittany Simkins; a great grandson, Jason Samuel Sinkler;a great granddaughter, Madison Werner; a sister, Ruth Holmes of Grand Junction; two brothers, Tom Holmes of Texas and Jack (Linda) Holmes of Otsego; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother and sister-in-law, William (Betty) Holmes.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, Bill Rose, Celebrant officiating. Cremation will follow.

Memorial contributions may be made to V.F.W. Post #3030 or Borgess VNA & Hospice.

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  1. carrie and randy curtiss says:

    Thinking and sending prayers for you at this time of loss.

  2. rick fairfield says:

    Sending prayers to you all! Sorry for your loss.

  3. June and Fred Haddix says:

    Kenny and Betsy

    Sorry for the loss of your Mother. She was a fun loving and kind lady. We will miss her

    June & Fred

  4. We are sooo sorry for your loss your mother was a very special person and was loved by everybody even if you didnt know her very well she still had a special place in are heart and we will never forget her

  5. Donna Weller says:

    So sorry to hear of Sis’s passing. I have many fond memories of her that I will remember always. She was a wonderful lady. You all take care and remember she loved you all very, very much! I will be thinking of you.


  6. Elmer Sabin says:

    Dear Jack,and all of the Holmes family , so sorry about the lose of “Sis” she was always a Lady, and kind to everyone. It has been along while, but I remember her well. When you think of her,and the good times she made possible ,I know you will smile.

  7. John and Shirley Myers says:

    We would like to extend our deepest sympathy for you loss. Sis was a wonderful friend. See will be missed.

    John and Shirley Myers

  8. Chuck & Brenda(Bwena) Aernie says:

    So sorry to hear about your mom. I know what you are going through, I will be praying for you and your family. Love ya, Betsy!

  9. Hank & Bobbie says:

    Peace be with you at this time of loss. Sis will be missed by many. You are in our prayers.

  10. Mrs. Williams says:

    Dear Family, I’m so sorry to read of the loss of your dearly loved Laura Lewis. Please kindly accept my sincere sympathy. During this difficult time I hope you can find comfort in God’s promises that a loving God would never take your loved one (James 1:13) that God promises to comfort you during your grief (2 Corinthians 1:3-7) and lastly Jesus foretold a hope to see our loved ones happy and healthy. I pray this comforts you as it has our family during loss.

  11. Tonia (Leonard) Forney says:

    So sorry for your loss!!! Ken and family are in my heart and prayers!

  12. Terri Long says:

    Betsy, Kenny, and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She was a great woman and was so fun to be around. I’m sending prayers and best wishes to you all in hopes that it will be of help during your time of grieving. I’m so sorry for the late condolences it is so hard to keep up when your not in the loop anymore. Betsy, I think of you often and I hope that your doing ok.
    Love to all,

  13. amy wrobleski says:

    Im so sorry to hear about her passing. She was a wonderful woman & i loved playing pool against her. She always made me laugh & i will miss her.

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