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Obituary for Mary J. Springer

Springer, Mary J.

Mary Janet Springer, age 89 of Delton, passed away peacefully on February 8, 2021 at Rose Arbor in Kalamazoo. Mary was born on June 9, 1931 in Prairieville Township, the daughter of Edward and Janet (Peake) Scott. On February 29, 1952, she married the love of her life, James Springer, and together they shared nearly fifty years of marriage before his passing on February 11, 2002. Once the youngest of her five children attended school, Mary was hired at Delton-Kellogg and was widely remembered as the lunch and recess lady. She was also very involved with Prairieville Farm Days as the camping coordinator. Her career ended working at BJ Hydraulics at the age of 83. Granny is leaving many family members and friends behind. Her legacy is that she prided herself in being happy and cheerful and did her best to spread it around. In her free time, Mary enjoyed reading, crocheting, knitting, crafting, and traveling. Mary is survived by her children: Marjorie (Stephen) Erb, Shelley (Dan) Erb, April (Michael) Wertman, Michael (Emily Hoffman) Springer, Kelly (Kenny Osborne) Springer; twelve grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; brother, Richard Scott; sisters: Shirley Reaser and Nancy Swan; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother, Duane Scott. According to Mary’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time. Memorial contributions to Rose Arbor, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo, MI 49007, or Fort Custer Honor Guards, 15501 Dickman Road, Augusta, MI 49012 will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Mary’s family.