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Betty Jean (Millard) Dice

October 4, 1920 ~ April 13, 2018 (age 97)

Betty J. Dice, 97, of Hillman passed away Friday, April 13, 2018 at her home in Hillman.

Betty Jean Millard was born in Appleton, Wisconsin on October 4, 1920 to the late Louis and Florence (Keenan) Millard.  She married Ralph Dice on July 19, 1939.  He preceded her in death on September 11, 1997.  Betty was a skilled seamstress working for the Crowley Department Store in Detroit doing alterations and working on the sales floor.  She taught sewing at the YWCA, later worked Marie’s Fabrics, before moving to Hillman and opened Dice Sewing Center.

Surviving are 2 children, Ralph Thomas (Frances) Dice, Andrea (Steven) Jones; 4 grandchildren, Shawn (VickiJo) Dice, Wade (DeeAnn) Karos, Corrinna Fick, Bill (Mary) Dice; 7 great grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter; brother, Thomas Millard; very special friend Dick Brown; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Dice was preceded in death infant daughter, Karen; son, William; grandson Daniel; infant sister, Helen; 3 sisters, Anne Millard, Virginia Ruskin, Barbara Westman.

A private graveside service will take place in the spring at Hillman Rust Twp. Cemetery.  Cremation arrangements are being handled by the Bannan Funeral Home.

Inurnment: Hillman Rust Twp. Cemetery 

Memorials may be made to charity of choice.