Honoring Tradition.
Celebrating Life.

Betty DeWitt

July 25, 1925 - June 2, 2021
West Palm Beach, FL



Tuesday, June 22, 2021
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EDT
Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes
Van Strien Creston Chapel
1833 Plainfield Ave., N.E
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 361-2613
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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Operation Smile
3641 Faculty Boulevard
Virgina Beach, VA 23453
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

Ball Park Floral
8 Valley Ave.
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
(616) 459-3409
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Life Story / Obituary


DEWITT, Bettyruth


West Palm Beach, FL

Age 95, passed away June 2, 2021. Betty was a longtime member of Central Reformed Church, Kendall Guild of Butterworth Hospital, and Greenridge Country Club. She was a speech pathologist working with cleft palate children, she will be remembered for her painting and love for her grandchildren. Betty is survived by her children, Pamela (Milton) Tignor of West Palm Beach, FL, Gordon (Jerilee) Ripma of Tequesta, Fl; 4 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Roy Datema of Vero Beach, Fl; several nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her husbands, Kenneth Ripma, Richard DeWitt; grandson, Michael Caplia, Jr.; and sister, Maxine Jeltema. Visitation Only will be held Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 11-12:30 PM at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, 1833 Plainfield Ave NE. Interment will be in Fairplains Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Operation Smile.