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Life Story / Obituary
Lenore H. Baty (nee Schneider), age 81, of Holland, passed away May 24, 2017 at The Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids.
Lenore was born at home in Lansing, MI to Helen M. and Anthony D. Schneider on July 5, 1935. With 5 brothers and 6 sisters, she learned early to care for others and nurture her faith through all aspects of her life. She knew the difference between want and need and shared that knowledge with others as she taught that “Patience is a Virtue” and that we are all expected to “Offer it up” sometimes.
Her fondest memory of her home life as a child was sitting around the kitchen table, laughing and talking. She passed this tradition on to her 7 children as they canned many fruits and vegetables together over the years.
Lenore started her nearly 45 year nursing career at Our Lady of Mercy College of Detroit. During these years she was also a Cub Scout Den Mother, Personal Appearance 4-H leader, cook, chauffer and world’s best supporter of her children in everything they did from scholastics to athletics and beyond.
Grandchildren and other relatives and friends alike, treasure her as that person who never misses the opportunity to send a birthday card with a loving note or pull people together when it seemed that the world threatened to push them apart. She led by example. She led by heart.
After retiring at 65, she focused on her passion, her church. She is known through her Holland community for her beautifully embroidered baptismal garments, for assisting with funeral lunches, for helping as a sacracist, and for her love of helping those in need through sharing the Holy Eucharist and especially prayer.
Our loss challenges us all to live as she did, with prayer and love.