Obituary: MaryAnn Chaffee, 78, of Ludington.

May 27, 2021

MaryAnn Chaffee

Obituary: MaryAnn Chaffee, 78, of Ludington.

MaryAnn Chaffee, 78, of Ludington, passed away on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. She was born September 30, 1943, in Ludington to the late Joseph and Regina Betka.  

MaryAnn retired from Scotty’s Restaurant, where she was employed for 25 years. After retirement, she volunteered for and supported Hospice. She enjoyed traveling and spending winters in Florida.  Her hobbies included making jewelry, gardening and running their food truck in the summers. God, family and friends were important to her. MaryAnn will be remembered for her commitment to her husband, being a loyal friend, the fun she brought to any occasion, her planning and organizational abilities, and her generosity toward others.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Larry; her sisters, Mickey Belke and Arlene Barrett; and her brother, Joseph Betka.

Survivors include her children, Scott (Sherry) Chaffee, Tracy (Debi) Chaffee, and Lisa (Chris) Cordes; sister, Gina Benz; brother, Alvin Betka; seven grandchildren, Brandon Chaffee, Karlee (Dave) Smoes, Joe (Megan) Chaffee, Amanda (Matt) Kessel, Tejay Chaffee, Rebecca Cordes and Seth Cordes; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

The family extends a special thank you to Rosie Wright and Deb Dunham for the excellent help and care provided to MaryAnn.

To honor MaryAnn’s wishes, there will not be a funeral service.  Condolences may be shared at

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Michigan, Pere Marquette Charter, 5177 US-10 STE B, Ludington, MI, 49431.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, Pere Marquette Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.

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