Mrs. Mary Jeanette Motz, age 84, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 13, 2019 following a brief illness. Jeanette was born on June 13, 1934 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Duane and Maxine (Brown) Knapp.
Jeanette has been a lifelong resident of Three Rivers except for the two years she, her late husband Gary, and their three children spent in American Samoa where Gary worked for the US Department of Education. She graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1952, and Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music. Jeanette was a lifelong member of the Three Rivers Bible Church where she served as a Deaconess, was active in Missionary Circle, and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She also was a member of Circle 4 Extension Club. Jeanette worked at Continental Can and later at Denton Mills. She and Gary were very active on their farm, selling “Motz” Sweet Corn and traveling, especially taking many cruises.
Mrs. Motz was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband, Gary Motz, who passed in 2003 and one sister, Delores Middleton.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, three children, son David (Lois) Motz, of Three Rivers; two daughters, Becky (Tim) Schuler, of Centreville, and Ruth (Pat) Bradley, of Three Rivers. Two sisters, Joan Evilsizor and Shirley Rice. Three brothers, James (Reba) Knapp, Billy Knapp, and Ronnie (Helen) Knapp. Eight grandchildren, Tracy (Rob Booth) Motz, Dan Motz, Andy (Megan) Motz, Nathan Schuler, Nicholas (Hannah Grove) Schuler, Kyle (Cory) Bradley, Alyssa (Alex Hoopes) Bradley, and Grant (Kelly) Bradley. Three great-grandchildren, Calvin and Henry Motz and Haven Booth. Also many beloved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Hohner Funeral Home with Pastor Jeff Homan officiating.
Interment will be held at South Park Cemetery. Memorials may be donated to Three Rivers Bible Church or Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.