Elizabeth Ives

Elizabeth Catherine "Bette" Ives

Saturday, July 7th, 1928 - Tuesday, December 29th, 2020
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Elizabeth C. “Bette” Ives, 92, of Stevensville, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, at her home.

A private graveside service will be held. Burial will take place at Riverview. Memorial contributions may be made to Caring Circle, 4025 Health Park Ln., St. Joseph, or Berrien County Cancer Service, 3900 Hollywood Rd., St. Joseph. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services.

Bette was born on July 7, 1928, to Peter & Katherine (Coughlin) Rybarczyk in St. Joseph. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic School as Valedictorian of her class. On September 27, 1947, Bette married the love of her life Roy Ives at St. Joseph Catholic Church, where they were life long members. Bette volunteered much of her time as a founding member of the Marion Guild, singing in the choir at church and cooking for funeral luncheons. Bette was an avid sports fan, especially for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Her most treasured time was spent with her family.

Bette is survived by her children, Cathleen (Fred) Fenrick of St. Joseph, Stephen (Annelise) Ives of Rockford, IL, Susan (Chuck) Fox of Stevensville, Jeffrey Ives of Austell, GA and Christopher Ives of Benton Harbor; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

Bette was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roy Ives and daughter Deborah Ives.
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Rita Lynch

Posted at 04:48pm
The Phillip Lynch family at Paw Paw Lake wishes to send your family our condolences at this loss you
r Mom, Bette. She and Roy were God parent for Michael Back in1957. We loved her.

Al and Vera Littler

Posted at 12:38pm
We are thinking of you and sending our deepest sympathy. Rest in peace, Grandma Bette.
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Joan VanBrocklin Wagner

Posted at 09:23am
Cathy, your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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Kathy Blanchard

Posted at 08:42am
So sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Prayers for your family.

Lillian Hasse

Posted at 10:02pm

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