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 Elizabeth “Betty” <I>Sayers</I> Armbruster

Elizabeth “Betty” Sayers Armbruster

Birth
Audley, Newcastle-Under-Lyme Borough, Staffordshire, England
Death 8 Jan 2011 (aged 90)
Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 64690117 · View Source
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Elizabeth Armbruster, known as Betty Armbruster, passed away at St. Francis Nursing Home, Saginaw, Michigan, January 8, 2011 following a lengthy illness, age 90 years.

The former Elizabeth Sayers (Betty Sayers) was born in Audley, Stoke-on-Trent, England January 7, 1921 the daughter of the late Albert Sayers and Alice (Dale) Sayers. During World War II, she worked in a hospital and met Corporal Roland Armbruster, a Medic with the U.S. Eighth Army Air Corps. They were married in Basford, England on September 14, 1943. He predeceased her March 20, 2000.

Following the war, Betty left England to make her new home in Saginaw, Michigan. She was a consummate homemaker and an accomplished cook, specializing in English dishes. She loved to host family gatherings and enjoyed preparing favorite treats for each family member. It gave her pleasure to see others enjoy her cooking and she happily fed anyone who was hungry. She and "Rollie" raised four children, Ruth Ann (Sherman) McMahon, David (Maria) Armbruster, Kathy Armbruster (Laurie), all of Saginaw and Chris (Etta) Armbruster of St. Charles.

She also leaves to cherish her memory four grandchildren, Elizabeth "Beth" (Scott) Baker, Ann Arbor, Amy (Jeff) Pufahl, Ypsilanti, David "Jeff" (Dana) Armbruster, Freeland and Janelle (Pat) Ruhland, Bay City; seven great-grandchildren, Luke Baker, Alex, Colin and Claire Pufahl, Julia and Taylor Armbruster, Patrick Ruhland. Also surviving were two sisters, Gladys Pepper, New Castle, Staffordshire, England, Olwyn (Sid) Shapland, Weston Coyney, Staffordshire, England; three sisters-in-law, Ida Sayers, Sunningdale, Berkshire, England, Sue Bonk, Grand Rapids and Janis McCann, Midland; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Betty was predeceased by two brothers, Albert "Ern" Sayers and Claude "Ken" Sayers; three brothers-in-law, William "Bill" Pepper, John "Jack" Bonk and Jim Armbruster.


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  • Added: 25 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64690117
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elizabeth “Betty” Sayers Armbruster (7 Jan 1921–8 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64690117, ; Maintained by Twist (contributor 46920390) Unknown.