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Bette Jo Sutherland
Date of Death: September, 28 2021


          Bette Jo Sutherland, 85, Hermansville, passed away on Tuesday September 28, 2021 at Dickinson Memorial Hospital in Iron Mountain. She was born on March 15, 1936 in Pontiac, MI, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Janssen) Carron. On July 9, 1955 she married the late William "Bill" Sutherland in Norway, MI.
 
          Bette loved quilting, card making and gardening, but to her, family always came first. She also loved her job as a teacher in different schools for over 30 years.
 
          Bette is survived by her three children: Nonda (Todd) Henshaw, William B. (Anna Marie) Sutherland and Lee (Elizabeth) Sutherland, one sister: Barb (Harold) Poupore, nine grandchildren: Andrew, Faith, Katherine, Matthew, Jennifer, Emily, Bradley, Daniel and Adam, six great-grandchildren: Aliyya, Charlotte, Ellie, Joey, Michael and Autumn, as well as many nieces and nephews.
 
          She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 56 years, a son: Stephen Sutherland and three grandchildren: Brian, Michael and Stephanie.
 
          Friends may call from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Monday October 4, 2021 at the Seventh Day Adventist Church (N3770 Pine Mountain Road, Iron Mountain, MI 49801). A funeral service will be celebrated at 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Monday at the church with Pastor Jim Nephew officiating. A luncheon will follow services in the church fellowship hall. Burial will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Escanaba.
 
          In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to: Pine Mountain Christian School (N3770 Pine Mountain Road, Iron Mountain, MI 49801).
 
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Sutherland family.
 
          Please visit www.allofh.com to send online condolences to the family.

Condolences
  • "Our deepest sympathy to your family. Bette was a cousin to my mother, her father was George Carron. "
    -Gail L Damaschke

  • "I was happy to see the wonderful picture of Bette. She was an outstanding educator having taught my daughters at Thorson School in Cedarburg. I also worked with Bette and enjoyed her. Bette was a consummate professional. My condolences to you. I know she will be missed by family and friends. "
    -Sue Erlacher

  • "My deepest sympathies to Bette's family. It was a blessing to have Bette as a friend for many years. She was a wonderful teacher and I enjoyed working with her for many years at Thorson School. Our crafty get togethers after school were always fun and creative. Tho we haven't been able to get together in past years, I always looked forward to getting her creative card and nice letterhearing from her at Christmas"
    -Joan Butt

  • "My deepest sympathies to Bette's family. It was a blessing to have Bette as a friend for many years. She was a wonderful teacher and I enjoyed working with her for many years at Thorson School. Our crafty get togethers after school were always fun and creative. Tho we haven't been able to get together in past years, I always looked forward to getting her beautiful hand made card and nice letter at Christmas. Thank you for letting me know of Bette's passing. May she Rest In Peace. Fondly, Joan and Roger Butt, Kirksville, MO"
    -Joan Butt


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