July 25, 1926 - January 25, 2021
Burial Date: June 2, 2021
In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place and a private graveside service at Fort Custer National Cemetery will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Milwood United Methodist Church, care of the funeral home. Friends and Family are encouraged to leave a condolence message.
Our precious mother, Lilly Ann Huff, 94, born on July 25, 1926, in Byron Center, Michigan, peacefully went to be with the Lord on January 25, 2021. She was the daughter of Hal Cross and Bessie (Lilly) Stolzy. Lilly was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who loved spending time with her family. A long-time member of Milwood United Methodist Church, she enjoyed volunteering for any church task needed, be it rummage sales, vacation bible school and other ministries. Lilly was also a long-time member of Church Women United, as well as the Kalamazoo Grow and Garden Show. Her life was living example of her favorite Bible Verse, Ephesians 4:32 “And be kind and compassionate to one another, tenderhearted and forgiving…”.
Lilly will be greatly missed and is survived by her children, Diane DeWaters, Lauri (Jeff) Bombich, Renee (Gaylon) Bell, Rhonda (David) Mills; grandchildren Wendy (Bill) Dorrance, Mindy (Bobby) Lee, Jenny DeWaters, Jeremy Bombich, David Bombich, Melissa (Bryan) Moisan, Samantha (Tyrone) McClendon, Casey Bell, Bradley (Rachel) Mills and Courtney Mills; 13 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins, including her dearest surviving cousin, Emigail (Lilly) Fisk.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harold, whom she married July 9, 1948; son Brian, daughter-in-law Cathy (Schreuder) Huff, son-in-law John DeWaters, sister Jean Hatton, brother Louis and brother Robert. She was a symbol of grace and courage as evidenced by the early loss of her brother, Robert, a Lieutenant and fighter pilot who perished over the battlefields of France in June 1944.