Betty Miller McDonnell, 95, of Alpena died Jan. 11, 2017, at her home.

She was born April 20, 1921, in Alpena to the late Charles and Margaret (Gordon) Miller. On July 6, 1942, she married Bill McDonnell in Detroit.

Surviving are her husband, Bill; four children, Elizabeth (Marvin) Hiske, Kathleen Ableidinger (Bill Lankheet), Margaret McDonnell (Michael) Hunter, Col. Dr. Howard “Mick” (Nancy) McDonnell; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were five sisters; two brothers; and one great-grandchild, Ashleigh Kieliszewski.

Cremation was handled by the Bannan Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date at their summer home “Fakarwi.”

Memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to Hospice of Michigan, Alpena Senior Center, or a charity of your choice.