of Chelsea, MI, age 96, died Monday, May 20, 2019 at Silver Maples of Chelsea. She was born June 13, 1922 in Chelsea, Michigan, the daughter of George M. & Freda (Hartman) Seitz. Betty was a graduate of the University of Michigan, a member of the AEO Sorority, a volunteer at the Chelsea Methodist Home, where she was known as “the cream puff lady”, and a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, where she was a choir member for 60 years. She was an avid sports fan, especially college sports and the Tigers. Baking was her passion, and she gave away Danish pastry Christmas tree coffee cakes.
On May 10, 1947, she married Thomas Bust in Chelsea and he preceded her in death on July 17, 2010. Together they owned and operated the Chelsea Hardware for close to 30 years. Survivors include two sons, David C. (Jean) Bust of Chelsea, and Jeffry D. (Mary) Bust of Frankfort, IL; 3 grandchildren, Grayson, Lauren, and Alex Bust; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Raymond Seitz; and sister, Oleta M. Mayer.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 25, at 11 am at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Chelsea, with Rev. Wallace Tatara officiating. The family will receive friends at St. Paul on Friday, May 24, from 4-7 pm. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Chelsea. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ or the Silver Maples Silver Lining Fund. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel.