Hope Danes, born December 7, 1926 to Elton and LaVerda (Wing) Salisbury, passed away March 28, 2014. Hope was a member of Redeemer United Methodist Church in DeWitt. An avid golfer, she also loved to sew and enjoyed gardening. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Danes in January 2008, sister, Lois Jean and brother, Brady.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Susan (Rick) Royston, Michael (Lyn) Danes, Patrick (Fran) Danes and Kim (Carol) Danes; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Dan (Sharon) Salisbury; sister-in-law, Donna Salisbury; and many nieces and nephews. The family expresses a special thank you to her caregivers at Just A Whisper, Lake Leelanau, Kathie, Jay, Brenda and Sandy and to Jake of Hospice of Traverse City.
Funeral services, officiated by Rev. Dr. Rodney J. Kalajainen, will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington in DeWitt. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31, and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Those desiring may make contributions to Redeemer United Methodist Church, 13980 Schavey Rd., DeWitt, MI 48820 and/or Ele's Place, 1145 W. Oakland Ave, Lansing, MI 48915, in memory of Hope Danes.