Mrs. Benita R. Andrus, age 51 of Newaygo, died Monday, April 12, 2004 at her home in Ensley Twp.. She was born Benita Ruth Datema in Grand Rapids, the daughter of Jesse Jean (Ressigea) and Robert Datema on November 16, 1952. She married Robert L. Andrus on December 24, 1977 in White Cloud. She was a homemaker all her life and was a member of Bill's Lake Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband Robert Andrus, her children Patty & Larry Bisson of Grant, Jake Traver of Midland, Amanda & Derek Hagland of Gaylord, Rachel & Robert Hughes of Jenison, Luke Andrus of Newaygo, Adam & Kristal Andrus of Grand Rapids, Justin Datema of Newaygo, Travis Datema of Coopersville, 9 grandchildren, her brothers Michael Datema of CA, Stephen Datema of Kentwood, Gregory Datema of Grand Rapids.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 P. M. from the Bill's Lake Baptist Church, near Newaygo on Thursday, April 15, 2004 with Pastor Rick Tuttles officiating with a family prayer at 1:15 P. M. Interment will be in the North Ensley Cemetery Howard City. Visitation will be held 2-4 & 7-9 P. M. Wednesday at the Church. For Memorials please consider Hospice of Michigan-Newaygo Co. and/or Bill's Lake Baptist Church.


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