Anita Balyeat, 93

Anita E. Balyeat, 93, of 6 1/2 Mile Road, East LeRoy, Mich., died Sept. 9, 2010, at her home following a short illness.

She was born Nov. 19, 1916, in Bath, a daughter of Elmer and Wilma (Boyd) Domer.

On May 8, 1935, she married Earl L. Balyeat in LaGrange, Ind. He died June 9, 2006.

She had been a resident of East LeRoy since 1999, coming from Kalkaska, and had spent her early life in Shipshewana, Ind.

She was a lifelong homemaker and had worked at Beal’s Dime Store and the Floral Shop, both in Centreville, and Freeman Manufacturing in Sturgis.

Surviving are a daughter, Rebecca (Jerry) Suhonen of East LeRoy; two sons, Earl (Jim) Balyeat of Sturgis and Glenn A. and Barbara Balyeat of White Pigeon; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; six brothers and sisters; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a daughter-in-law.

Relatives and friends may call from 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Wednesday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon, where services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Wilbur Brandli will officiate. Burial will follow in the White Pigeon Township Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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