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“Our strongest condolences to the Hayward family. Betty left our family with many fond memories of fun from the bygone days which will remain in...Read More »
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“Dr. Janis Hayward, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of you and your family during this time and saying a special prayer for your...Read More »
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“Sue Ann, Alan, Randy & Janis,I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her laugh. Such a lovely lady. My thoughts and prayers are with...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Sue Beyer

“Dearest Janis and Family,Sending my love and condolences to you all. Your Mother was very special to me. We had a running joke that I called her ...Read More »
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“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find some comfort and peace from the God of all comfort. ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: DD - GA

“The warm memories of Betty's ready chuckle and bright eyes remain in the hearts of many. ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Patrell - Ann Arbor, MI

“Janis, our hearts go out to you upon the loss of your sweet mom. We will always remember our delightful time with her on our voyage to Scandinavia....Read More »
7 of 10 | Posted by: Judie and Steve Miller - MN

“Our sincere sympathies to the family. Betty was a very classy lady to be sure, who raised four fabulous children. Would like to see you all, but we...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Carl and Nancy(Beyer) Wieland - MI

“Hayward Family,So sorry for your loss--such a beautiful lady. May God Bless her and all the family and may she rest in peace. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Mark & Cindy Johnson - Damascus, PA

“Our deepest condolences to the Hayward Family. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Gerald & Anna Pavlawk - Munger, MI


On Wednesday the 15th of February in the year of our Lord 2017 at 10:21 p.m., Betty Jane (nee Schnettler) Hayward joined her husband Wesley Herbert Hayward on the wings of angels for the journey to eternal life. She was born on a "hot" Saturday, July 29, 1922, the daughter of William H. Schnettler, a blacksmith and farmer, and Alvina Zube, who opened her home to family, friends and travelers in Munger, Michigan.

Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend, Dow Chemical secretary, secretary in the Office of Michigan Governor Frank Kelley, 4-H Leader and Sunday School teacher.

She will always be remembered for making apple kuchen, applesauce and doll cakes, being firm, classy, calm, witty, Halloween costumes, the "Santa suit," beer can hats, Florida vacations, an angel collection and just being wonderful.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley; a son, Brian Lee; and a grandson, Brett Snable.

She is survived by her daughters, Sue (Jim) May, Dr. Janis Hayward (Dr. David Smith), sons Alan (Carol) Hayward and Randall (Barb) Hayward; grandchildren Melissa May (Logan White), Marc May, Spencer and Erica Skillman, Rachael Smith (Dr. Joseph Domino), Katie Smith, Wesley (Katie), Travis, Garit, and Colton Hayward and Whitney (Marc VanDenBoom), and a great grandson Cash White.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Independence Village of Frankenmuth and Saginaw Covenant Hospital for their caring and compassion.

Funeral and Committal Services will be on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Trinity St. James Lutheran Church in Munger. The Rev. Michael G. Stahl will officiate. Private interment will be in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, February 19, 2017 from 2-8 p.m. at Penzien-Steele Funeral Home. She will lie in state at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until service time. Memorial contributions can be made to The Disabled American Veterans or Trinity-St. James Lutheran Church.