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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. Mary Spalding and T on February 15, 2020 at 9:18 am

    Peace be to my cousins and their families at this difficult time of Aunt Sue’s transition. She was a very kind and intelligent lady with so many talents. Sending love to your hearts from our hearts.

  2. Judy Guevara on February 15, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    Sue was a part of my life for 20 years. She worked for me in the antique store. I’m not sure if I wasn’t working for her. I miss her.

  3. Rebecca Thomson on February 15, 2020 at 5:13 pm

    I met Sue at the antique store. She was always friendly and very helpful. I learned a lot from her. Neat lady. My prayers and sympathy goes out to the family.

  4. Denise Copeland on February 15, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    My deepest sympathy to family and friends. I greatly enjoyed the evenings we spent at the Brickyard, sharing dinners, lunches and what I like to call the goat band, where everyone brought an instrument and made community music together. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Ann Roys on February 15, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    I remember seeing her name on an abstract painting I admired years ago. then I went to the antique store and saw her name, I think, on a nametag. I was surprised to meet her that way. Such a thoughtful and smart lady. She will be missed in this area.

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