Bethany Jane Krauss

Bethany Jane Krauss, age 70, formerly of Tecumseh, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019 at her home in Farwell. Jane was born the daughter of the late Clarence and Audrey (Whitecotten) Kaufman on July 24, 1948 in Saginaw. She was united in marriage to Michael Krauss on August 20, 1994 in Tecumseh.

Jane earned her master’s degree in education from Eastern Michigan University. She taught music and elementary education for 26 years, the majority of those years were spent as a first grade teacher in Tecumseh Public Schools.

Jane was a mentor and cooperating teacher for beginning teachers. Jane had been very active in church where she led and participated in the choirs and served in church leadership.

She loved her Lord. She enjoyed her time spent mentoring in the MOPS (Mothers Of Pre- Schoolers) program as a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh. Jane enjoyed gospel music and hymns. She also enjoyed gardening and bird watching.

Jane is survived by her husband,  Michael; children, Elizabeth (Ville) Suoranta of Charlottesville, Virginia and Benjamin (Jami) Hill of Dundee; grandchildren, Ashlyn Hill, Cole Hill and Connor Georges; her sister, Rebekah Britton of Flint and multiple nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a niece, Kathie Britton, and the father of her children, David Hill.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation has taken place. Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, Alzheimer’s Association, the Daybreak Adult Day Services of Adrian or the Seasons Adult Day Health Service of Midland. There will be a celebration of life held at First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh on Saturday, May 18 with visitation from 1-3 p.m. and a service immediately following.  

Arrangements were handled by the Farwell Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home.Online guestbook


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