December 18 1937 January 14 2020
Mary’s Obituary Big Rapids – Mary Belle (Routley) Drews, 82, of Big Rapids, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. She was born December 18,1937 in Big Rapids, the daughter of David and Phoebe (Wachter) Routley, and lived in the area her entire life. For 22 years, Mary worked as a cook at Ferris State University, retiring in 2002. Mary was a longtime member of the Third Avenue United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Home Economics Club, catered weddings and anniversary parties, and after retiring she sewed teddy bears out of old fur coats. Mary is survived by two children, Richard (Jan) Drews of Vandalia, and Sandra Drews of Big Rapids; daughter-in-law Laurie Drews of Big Rapids; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Bill (Sharon) Routley of Big Rapids, Larry (Nita) Routley of Illinois, and Bob (Dianna) Routley of Stanwood; two sisters, Bess Schultz of Paris, and Jayne (John) Spedowski of Paris; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Christopher and Alfred Drews, four brothers, David, James, Gary, and Michael Routley, and brother-in-law Ron Schultz. A Funeral Service will be at 1:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Mohnke Funeral Home in Big Rapids, with her nephew, Dr. David B. Routley, III, officiating. Spring burial will be in the Pine Plains Cemetery. Mary’s family will greet friends beginning at 11:00 a.m., Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to the Third Ave. United Methodist Church, or Spectrum Health Hospice, with envelopes available at the funeral home. Read More
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Mary Belle Drews December 18 1937 January 14 2020.
Death notice for the town of: Big Rapids, state: Michigan