Jacqueline Irene "Jackie" (Hammontree) VanZandt, age 66, of Battle Creek passed away Friday, December 13, 2013 at Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice of Battle Creek. She was born January 30, 1947 in Petosky, MI to Jack and Doris Irene (Ramey) Hammontree. They moved to Homer in the late 40's from Petosky, MI.
Jackie was an avid bowler for over 30 years. She was a member of the Marshall Lanes Bowling Center. and was also a member of the Michigan Women's 600 Club, a member of the Women of the Moose Chapter #202 of Marshall, MI . She loved camping, gardening, reading and spending time at Weko Beach on lower Lake
Michigan. Jackie loved to spend time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by; sister Mary Inez Hammontree, mother, Doris Pickford, father Jack Hammontree, brother Bill Hammontree and sister Sharon Hammontree Pundt.
Jackie is survived by:
Children; Christine Heath (Ken Lazarus), Lance (Brenda Hillman) VanZandt
Grandsons; Kyle Gary, Colten and Caden Heath, and Lance VanZandt Jr.
Granddaughters; Emily Cords and Aurora VanZandt
Great Granddaughters; Sophia Main
Sisters; Karen Hammontree of Bradford, IN and Cindy Hammontree (Greg) Benson of Wolf Creek, MT
Several nieces and nephews
Service will be Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the J. Kevin Tidd Erie Street Chapel, 208 West Erie Street, Albion, MI with Reverend David Nicholls officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour prior to the service 10:00-11:00 AM.
Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice Residence, 5470 Glenn Cross Road, Battle Creek, MI. 49015www.jkevintiddfuneralhome.com