Laura DeEtte Mayhew passed away peacefully, June 6, 2018 at Byron Center Manor.
Laura was born September 18, 1931 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Arthur J. and DeEtte E. (Voorhies) Baker. Laura graduated from Thornapple Kellogg School and was a lifelong Middleville resident.
A veteran, Laura proudly served her country in the United States Army where she met her husband, Maurice K. Mayhew. While serving in the Army, Laura was a switchboard operator for S.H.A.P.E. Headquarters in Paris, France for two and a half years. After leaving the Army, she was a Hi Lo operator for over 30 years. Laura enjoyed being outdoors, she was an avid gardener, wind chime collector, and played on local softball teams. When Laura was not outdoors she loved to crochet and knit, she crocheted afghans for almost every family member. Most of all, Laura loved spending as much time with her family as she could.
Laura is survived by sons: Maurice K. (Sue) Mayhew Jr., Rick (Rhonda) Mayhew, Ed (Janine) Mayhew, Kevin (Karen Wisniewski) Mayhew, Brad (Shirley) Mayhew and Art (Della) Mayhew. Siblings: Shirley (Ken) Roundtree, Jean Gallup, Jim Baker, Norma (Bill) Blair, and Roy Baker. She has 12 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Laura was preceded in death by her loving husband Maurice K. Mayhew, parents: Arthur J. and DeEtte E. Baker, Brothers: Hugh E. and Richard I. Baker.
According to Laura’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Please visit www.beelergoresfuneral.com to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Laura’s family.