MISHAWAKA – Betty June Vervaet, 95, passed away peacefully at Heritage Point, Mishawaka, at 7:17 p.m. April 5, 2019. She was surrounded by loved ones as she departed this earth to begin her new journey.

Betty was born on April 12, 1923, in Goshen, as the daughter of the late James and Grace Harman Spotts. On Nov. 21, 1941, in Osceola, she married the love of her life, Cyril August Vervaet. She will join her beloved husband, Cy, whom she was married to for 65 beautiful years. Deep comfort and joy awaits their reunion in heaven.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard, and sisters Doris and Joyce. Also awaiting her is beloved pet, Cetty.

She is survived by her four children: Richard G. (Sharon) Vervaet of Buckeye, Ariz.; Gary A. Vervaet of Warsaw; Jill (Reece) Price of Granger; and Geoffrey D. (Georganne) Vervaet of Granger; 19 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Betty’s full-time love and true joy in life was loving her family and serving the Lord. She showed the world what it meant to live a life that emulates Christ and was a beacon of light to those around her.

Her most treasured memories came from time spent with family, always making the holidays special and full of food and laughter. She was known for many of her “special” recipes, but most of all her homemade bread and “Wacky Cake.”

Everyone was welcome in her home, not just for the holidays but anytime. Her heart was big enough to hold every soul she came across and now those left behind have the honor of sharing it with the world. Her heart is at peace, her heart is content and her soul is at rest.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, April 10, in Hahn Funeral Home, 505 W. Eighth St., Mishawaka. Graveside services will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka.


Memorials to Heart to Heart Hospice, 620 W. Edison Road, Ste. 122, Mishawaka, IN 46545.

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