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Evangeline "Betty" Inman

June 6, 1920 — February 16, 2021

Evangeline "Betty" Inman

After a journey of more than 100 years, Betty has been called home to be with her Lord. She passed away peacefully at her care home, A Place On The Hill, near Charlevoix, Michigan on February 16, 2021.

Betty was born in White Cottage, Ohio, on June 6, 1920, to the late Benjamin and Mayme (Spring) White. Later, in the 1920’s, her family moved to Detroit, where she attended the nursing program at Cass Technical High School.

In 1940, she married her childhood sweetheart, Harry Inman. They lived on the East Coast for Harry’s government employment until his death in 1966. She then made her home in Charlevoix to be close to family. She enjoyed twenty-two years of working with children with special needs at Char-Em Intermediate. Her true joy came from working with children of all ages. She taught Sunday school for decades, in Baltimore, as well as Charlevoix. Her work with students from Char-Em earned her The Dale Fassett Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions. With her open door policy and upbeat, loving personality, “Mom Inman” was a fixture to the neighborhood kids, as she was raising her daughter, Beth.

Upon retiring, Betty could usually be found in her flower garden, volunteering at her church, The Rainbow Shop, or having a nice catch up conversation at a shop in town. She loved her crosswords, sewing, painting, reading, classic movies and visiting, always offering up a good old family tale.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, her daughter, Karen Inman Christie, her brother, Bobby, and her sister, Virginia.

Betty was a devoted wife, mother, Nana and Great Nana. Always loving, supporting, and putting God and family first. One hundred years seems hardly long enough to hear all of her stories. She will be greatly missed by family, and those closest to her.

She is survived by her daughter, Beth (Mitch) Inman Simons, of Charlevoix, and Scottsdale, AZ, granddaughter, Evangeline Christie, of Chapel Hill, N.C., grandson, Nick, and great granddaughter, Mazie Simons, of Phoenix, AZ, nephew, Jeff (Jan) Jarvis, of Petoskey and their family, niece Barbara McGinnis, of Westminster, CA, and her family, as well as beloved nieces, Marilyn (Roger) Smith and Marsha (Jim) Martin and a nephew, Sam (Sarah) Stump back in Ohio, where her story began.

The Winchester Chapel at Mortensen’s of Charlevoix is serving the family. A celebration of Betty’s life will be scheduled for a later time.

A big thanks to Betty’s Caregivers over the years, along with friends and family who traveled for visits with her. She felt loved and blessed.

If you care to make a donation in memory of Betty, please consider her beloved Community Church of God, 202 West Hurlbut St, Charlevoix, MI, where three generations of Betty’s family attended services and devoted their support.

“May the Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from another.”

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