Beth (Ima Elizabeth) Grochowalski



Memorial Contributions

Payable to Jenifer Kuiper

1022 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301

For a bench and sharing library

along Ada Park Walkway

Beth (Ima Elizabeth) Grochowalski of Ada, died in the loving care of her three daughters, granddaughter, and Emmanuel Hospice in her family home on June 19, 2020. Born in Ithaca, Michigan on October 27, 1929 to Ann and Bert Shaw, married to the late George Grochowalski, survived by brother, Thomas Shaw; daughters, Georgie Roth (Ken), Brenda Cain (Matthew), Jenifer Kuiper (Paul); and three grandchildren, Emily and David Roth and George Cain. Beth was known for her joy of life, her sense of humor and her unconditional love and acceptance of everyone she met. She enjoyed playing piano, she loved all kinds of music, she loved cooking and eating good food, had a deep appreciation of nature, but above all she loved people. She was a surrogate mother to many. She had a gift of listening with an open heart and mind. Beth had a generous spirit that will live on in all who were blessed to know her. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date to be arranged. If you would like to be notified please send a card to 1022 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301 or email In lieu of flowers, the family would like to purchase a bench and sharing library along Ada Park Walkway in remembrance of Beth, please make donations out to Jenifer Kuiper, 1022 Buttrick Ave SE, Ada, MI 49301.

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15 Responses

  1. I will miss your mother. She was absolutely a wonderful person. I am so glad I had the opportunity to be in her life as long as I did. She raised three wonderful daughters and you all with Emily took such good care of her. She couldn’t have had better care! Hugs to all you.

  2. Lovingly remember! Hold on to your memories of this sweet,sweet woman.

  3. Auntie Beth was a ray of light in an often dark world. She found joy where others could not. She accepted everyone for who they were and what they brought. I aspire to her example every day. I loved her dearly and she will be missed…. but I know she must feel such wonder and joy seeing George again.

  4. I will miss her all the days of my life. She was precious beyond measure and I loved her. I am so sorry for your loss,
    Kathy Cleveland

  5. Beth is a huge Spirit. I doubt if she will ever be far from us. What you said is perfect because it truly describes her. She taught us all how to live and how to die. Pointing to her heart and “insides”, she said, just 24 hours before she slipped thru the veil, “The party is in here”!!!‍♀️

  6. So thankful for her in my life.. She shares her amazing family with me and we played hours of piano together .. what a beautiful amazing loving women .. ❤️❤️❤️

  7. Cousin Beth was a loving, caring and talented woman. She will be missed by all.

    Catherine Gowland, daughter of Bill Ayres, her uncle.

  8. She sounds like such a warm and wonderful person, from the stories Brenda has shared. I’m so sorry for your loss but glad you had the time you did with her and all the loving memories.

  9. Beth was one of my most favorite people that I worked with when I worked at Amway. I never saw her in a bad mood nor did she ever speak badly bout another human being. She was the type of person that we should all strive to be…..kind, loving and nonjudgmental. What a beautiful angel God has called home. RIP Beth. ❤️❤️❤️

  10. Precious Auntie Beth was filled with joy and love – to overflowing! She was much like her mother in that you’d never hear her say an unkind word about anyone. She loved a good joke – and her laughter was infectious! I will cherish my memories of her – her love – her laughter – her joy-filled spirit. I love you, Auntie Beth!

  11. My memories of Aunty Beth are all around music, laughter, smiles, and incredible kindness. She was a beacon of love during a particularly dark time in my own life, and I have no doubt she gave her love and light to many, many others who came to her in times of need. Her Christmas letters always touched my heart with her genuine love and humor. I hope she’s enjoying her reunion with Grandma and Uncle George!

  12. Heaven has truly gained a beautiful angel. Beth was such a sweet, nonjudgemental, God loving, friend to all. I have fond memories of days past when both our youngest children were school friends, watching 4th of July fireworks from Buttrick home, George working on the “Georgie’s” house, and catching up once again through facebook just a few years ago. I and anyone who have known her are blessed.

  13. Beth was always kind, warm and fun! She loved her family deeply!

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