Memorial to be held for Lively
A memorial service will be held Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Tecumseh United Methodist Church for William E. Lively, who died at Cambrian Assisted Living under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.
He was 88.
Born Oct. 9, 1923 in Clay, Ky., Bill was the son of Elbert and Mary (Tow) Lively. He married Betty McMahon on Nov. 27, 1946 and celebrated 65 years of marriage last year.
Bill came out of retirement in the 1990s to teach at St. Mary school in Lake Leelanau for four years. The experience turned out to be a highlight of his career and he felt blessed to be a part of the school community.
In addition to his wife, Betty, Bill is survived by his sons, Mark (Penelope) Lively of Wayne and Brian (Agnes) Lively of Moreno Valley, Calif. ; his daughters Maureen (Timothy) Heim of Tecumseh, Beth Lively of Grand Rapids, Carol (Mark) Lively-Gilbert of Ann Arbor; nine grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or St. Mary School.