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Otsego Church of God
Tuesday April 19th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Otsego Church of God
Tuesday April 19th, 2022

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Elizabeth Jane Newhouse

On April, 12th, 2022, Elizabeth J. Newhouse went home to spend Easter with Jesus. She was born to Merrell and Louise (Cowels) Burd on February 25, 1928, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Elizabeth grew up in Kalamazoo and graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School in 1946. She married John Newhouse on May 25, 1949. Three Children graced their life David J Newhouse, Sarah (Ray) Dendel and Timothy R. Newhouse. Elizabeth loved to teach Children in Sunday School and the Good News Club for over 60 years. She loved to tell stories of Jesus to everyone.

Elizabeth is survived by her children, ten grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 6 great great grandchildren; her sister Carol Tyler, sister in law, Esther Burd, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John; her brother Donald Burd, brother in law Richard Tyler, daughter in law Sarah Newhouse and one great grand daughter Anna Grace.

Please visit with family and friends on Tuesday, April 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Church of God at 112 Kalamazoo St. in Otsego.  A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the same location.

While visiting Elizabeth’s webpage at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please sign the guestbook by lighting a candle, and/or sharing a memory with the family. Memorial donations can be made to the Church of God or Centrica Care Navigators of Kalamazoo.

The family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Homes, 120 S. Woodhams St., Plainwell, MI, 49080 269 685-5881. 

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A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Newhouse

Barbara Apr 22 2022 1:22 AM

Elizabeth lived across the street from us, and became a frequent babysitter for me. I called her Mama. She taught me how to make candy and she let me help her with whatever project she was doing. She always loved me, and that is a gift that will stay with me to the end of my days. May her memory be a blessing to all that knew her.

Amy Bollinger Ranger Apr 21 2022 9:43 AM

A great lady is present with our Lord!
My memories of "Mama Newhouse": she made a great grilled cheese sandwich, she always had Christian radio turned on, she let us help pull clothes through her ringer washing machine, and she led a prayer before the car left her driveway.
Well done faithful servant!

Lori Francis Apr 19 2022 8:02 PM

Elizabeth lived a life centered around her Christian faith! I spoke with my oldest daughter yesterday as she shared memories of Elizabeth. In the end she stated "I loved that lady!"

Joyce Apr 18 2022 7:30 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Newhouse

Alexi Newhouse Apr 15 2022 4:51 PM

We will never forget her! She was a fixture at OCHOG, I think she was there whenever the doors were open. We always saw her working in her yard on Riverview Dr, while going home. Our sincere condolences to the family in this loss. She was a wonderful lady!

Pat & Ginger Burnham Apr 15 2022 3:19 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Newhouse

Stephanie Bush Apr 14 2022 9:26 PM

Dear Ones . . .
There are no words . . .
Praying peace and comfort surround you during these difficult days and weeks ahead. She is remembered fondly.

Michele Puver Apr 14 2022 6:32 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Newhouse

David and Amanda Newhouse Apr 14 2022 4:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Elizabeth Newhouse

lynne livingston Apr 14 2022 4:07 PM

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