Elizabeth Anne Miller

March 28, 1959March 13, 2018

ELIZABETH ANNE MILLER (CROWL), East Lansing, MI, Age 58, passed away on March 13, 2018. Betsy, as she was called by those who knew her, was born in Lansing, MI on March 28th, 1959 to Mary Lou (Fisher) and Neil E. Crowl. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend. Betsy graduated from J.W. Sexton High School in 1977 and began working as an operator for Telephone Communications in Lansing, where she would later meet her husband, Tom, an EMT that used the phone service for emergency calls. After two years of dating, Betsy and Tom married on March 3rd, 1979; they had just recently celebrated 39 years of marriage. Over the course of those 39 years, Betsy gave birth to six children that she loved dearly. Those children provided her with nine grandchildren, one of her greatest joys during her life. Betsy was completely devoted to her family and loved them unconditionally. Tom was not only her husband and sole confidant, he was also her best friend. If Betsy was there, you could bet that Tom was close by, tied together by not only their marital vows, but by their unconditional love for one another. That love was also shed upon those who knew her through the cards she would create, the jewelry she would make, and the care she would demonstrate through her volunteer work. Betsy was very active in the community through various veteran’s awareness organizations. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Joshua T. Miller, and her brother-in-law Richard L. Betts. Surviving are her husband of 39 years Thomas R. Miller of East Lansing, MI, her children Jenny Miller of Richmond, VA, Sarah (Tommy DeShais) Roush of Eaton Rapids, Amanda (Brent) Hissong of Haslett, Steven (Megan) Miller of Haslett, and Michael Miller of Houston, TX, as well as her siblings Eric Crowl of Lansing, MI, Mary (Thomas Zeigler) Ziegler-Crowl of Leslie, MI, Stephanie Crowl of Lansing, MI, Christine (Richard) Betts of Charlotte, MI, and John Crowl of San Francisco, CA. Also surviving are 9 grandchildren, 22 nieces and nephews, cousins, special friends and neighbors. She will be missed greatly by all of those that knew her. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, March 23rd at 12 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Dewitt with Pastor Beth Grimshaw of Leslie Congregational United Church of Christ. Visitation is on Thursday from 5-8pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Lansing Veteran and First Responder Suicide Awareness 22k Walk at in memory of Betsy. She would want us to include that if you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, depression or has suicidal thoughts, please contact the Suicide Prevention Line or The Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8225, for veterans press 1, or text 838255.


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  • Visitation Thursday, March 22, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Memorial Service Friday, March 23, 2018

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Peggy Donahue

March 23, 2018

Betsy - You and I jointly directing Girl Scout camp are my best/worst memories. Two strong, outspoken women who fought back and forth for the power to make decisions for the group. It took us awhile to finally realize that it was not a competition between us, but rather a collection of our best efforts and ideas to truly honor the girls and all of the leaders and adult volunteers. I learned so much about you and about myself. We both became better people that first summer together. Those are lessons I will never forget. I continue to remember our ability to come together and use those lessons in my daily life. I will always have you to thank for that. That embrace that we had at the end of the week was so genuine and real. You touched my heart and my sole. You were one tireless person that gave 110% to everything you did in life. You never stepped away from a challenge. I thank you for these memories. When you meet the Lord, I know he will have his arms wide open. You were here on earth to do God's work and share that with everyone around you. I will miss you. Your friend, Peggy Donahue

Adrian Koenig

March 18, 2018

I am in shock. I can't believe she is gone. I have lots of great memories of Betsy. I just feel really bad that her death was so unexpected and so close to Josh's. I love you all and I am so sorry this happened. I wish there was something I could do to change this situation or make things better, unfortunately I can't. Although I'm here if anyone wants to talk.