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Dorothy Susan “Sue” Jastifer, 83, of Stanton, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020, surrounded by family at Metron of Greenville.  The daughter of Earl Norbert & Agnes Marie (McCue) Bentley. she was born on May 5, 1936 in Grand Rapids.

On June 18, 1955, in Ada, she married Clayton Joseph Jastifer and together they raised six children and enjoyed 62 years of marriage until Clayton passed away on September 22, 2017.

They lived in Ada for most of their lives while raising their family.  Dorothy also worked outside the home as a bus driver for Grand Rapids Public Schools and also an antiques dealer.  Mostly known as “Sue” to all friends and family, she enjoyed singing and playing different musical instruments.  She was also an artist for her entire life with some of her paintings on display in local establishments.  In retirement, they made their home in the Stanton area for the past 30 years.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband;  and a son, Cameron Jastifer.  Surviving are her children, Leila & Marty Huckins, Rebecca Kronewitter & Daniel Witgen, Russell & Starlene Jastifer, Christopher Jastifer, Richard Sean & Melinda Jastifer; grandchildren, Sara & Ryan Casey, Bryan Osmolinski, Rory & Renae Osmolinski, Audra Harmon, Tiffany & Rory Rodgers, Russell & Michelle Jastifer, Cheyenne & Garrett Drudik, and Austin Jastifer & Amelia Wilhite; great-grandchildren, Mya Casey, Isaac Casey, Lydia Casey, Cody Osmolinski, Cameron Harmon, Lexis Harmon, Garrett Harmon, Macie Jastifer, Kiley Jastifer, Milo Jastifer, Frankie Osmolinski, Mia Rodgers, Savannah Drudik, and Hazel Jastifer;  two brothers, Peter Bentley and Patrick Bentley;  and several nieces and nephews.

Father Len Sudlik will officiate a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Friday February 21 at St. Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Drive S.E., Ada. in Ada Mi.  Family will begin greeting guests on the lower level back entrance of the church at 10:00 a.m. and a luncheon will follow the service.  Burial will take privately at Cascade Township Cemetery.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dorothy’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:  Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Laura Hedger on February 16, 2020 at 5:50 pm

    I didn’t know Sue long. But it was my absolute honor to care for her, to get to know her, and to be with her in her final days. I will miss her. Thank you for sharing her with us at Metron ❤🙏

  2. Cory Cole on February 19, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    What a pleasure it was to have your Mom/Grandma as part of our weekly music circle. She always brought her pleasant conversation and great sense of humor to our group- I enjoy holding on to that memory. Peace to you all during this difficult time…

  3. Donna Kozian on February 20, 2020 at 9:16 am

    I spent many Sunday afternoons , at the antique store , talking with Sue . Her knowledge of the great beyond would keep me mesmerized for hours . Always uplifting & I would go home feeling a bit more informed and happy. Fly with the angels Sue .

  4. Margaret Rush on February 21, 2020 at 7:35 am

    I knew Sue mostly through our singing with MCC and Friends Choir. She had a beautiful voice and she was a wonderful artist. I always enjoyed chatting with her. She’ll be missed. To the family, treasure the memories and share happy memorable moments.

  5. Pam Allen on May 16, 2020 at 11:13 am

    I’m so sorry I missed Sue’s funeral. I just found out she had passed away. She was a sweetheart! Loved her and her work. She’ll be missed!!

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