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Avink, McCowen & Secord Vicksburg Chapel
Wednesday June 8th, 2022

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Avink, McCowen & Secord Vicksburg Chapel
Tuesday June 7th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Betty J. Dibble

Betty Jane (Kline) Dibble passed away peacefully June 2, 2022 at her home in Vicksburg, Michigan.  She was born on March 27, 1928 in Lawton, Michigan to Verelyn Joseph and Wima Lucille (Cooper) Kline.  She was the oldest and last surviving of 3 siblings; Barbara Lucille (Kline) Eberstein, Janet L Hardy and Verelyn Joseph Kline Jr.  Betty married Elwood LaVerne Dibble on March 5, 1948 and was happily married for 43 years until his passing in June 1991.  Elwood and Betty worked at the Simpson Paper Company “The Mill” for 35 years where she was the only woman supervisor in the local organization until her retirement.  After their retirement they moved to a farm on “V” Avenue where many friends gathered, played cards and truly enjoyed long lasting friendships.  Betty moved into the Village of Vicksburg after Elwood’s passing and continued to be active with her friends, the community and supporting the local businesses.  You could always find Betty watching the Tigers and sitting on her porch waving at everyone that passed her corner street.   She loved to golf, travel and visit with friends and family.  Betty loved to cook and expected everyone to be as intuitive as she was at making every dish perfect.  Betty raised two children Charles “Chuck” Dibble (deceased 2003) and Doreen (Dibble) Swim who still resides in Vicksburg, Michigan.  Betty was a beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt and friend.  She loved her family and never forgot anyone’s birthday or special occasion.  Betty is survived by her daughter: Doreen; six grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  She preceded in death by her beloved husband, Elwood; one son and one grandson.

 The family would like to give special recognition to the Vicksburg Family Home Care and Centrica Care Navigators for their kind care and support.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 7th from 4 to 7pm at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 8th at 11am at the same location.

While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Betty’s guestbook and/or share a memory with the family. Those who wish may make contributions to the Vicksburg Family Home Care and Centrica Care Navigators.

The Dibble family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, 409 S. Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.

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Rest in peace Betty. I'll miss you. When I started working summers at the mill during college I had great times getting to know you and Elwood. You were so much fun to be around. Your life was well lived and many of us are going to miss you.

Lee Noel Jun 9 2022 9:35 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Dibble

Stephen freeland Jun 8 2022 9:22 AM

I'm so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I enjoyed our visits. She will be missed. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family.

Lydia Raines Jun 7 2022 8:21 PM

Betty was such a great lady. We have many fond memories. Peace be with the whole family.

Mike and Linda Fisher Jun 7 2022 2:02 PM

Grandma Betty as we referred to our loved one was always a very welcoming and loving person. When people see my last name most ask me if I am related and I say why YES! Betty welcomed me into the family over 30 years ago and I felt the family warmth from her instantly. I didn't get out to visit her as much as I would have liked, but I tried to drop her notes and let her know I really still thought of her often.
Eternal rest grant onto Betty, and let perpetual light shine upon Betty. May Betty rest in peace. AMEN.
Enjoy your reunion with other loved ones gone ahead of us grandma.

Priscilla Corryn-Dibble Jun 7 2022 8:44 AM

Betty Dibble was a very special lady in our family. She was the grandma across the street to my kids. Who was their for everything from watching them go to their first day of elementary. To watching them graduate, get married and even having kids of their own. She played such a huge part in their life's. But to me for so many years, she was a best friend, a place we could run when it was storming a place to just feel the love and kindness she shared . You will be missed more than you could ever imagine my friend. As I always told you when I left, I love you BIG and will treasure our friendship.

Robin Miller Jun 6 2022 6:50 PM

Betty and I have been friends for many years. We have traveled many places together. My daughter nicknamed us Betty squared. I will miss her dearly. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

Betty Shearer Jun 6 2022 5:06 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Betty's passing. I enjoyed our visits. She will be missed. My deepest and sincerest condolences to the family.

Lydia Raines Jun 5 2022 5:42 PM

🙏🙏🙏so sorry

Mischelle Kinder Korelich Jun 5 2022 12:18 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Betty Dibble

LaDonna Brunow Jun 4 2022 6:00 PM

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