Hearts Love 09

Betty L. (Porter) Hayner

June 25, 1926 ~ November 14, 2020 (age 94)


Betty Lucile Hayner passed away on November 14, 2020.

She was born on June 25, 1926 in Clinton, Wisconsin, one of twelve children of Esther and Harry Porter. Betty married Walter Bunce in 1944 and moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan. They had two sons, Ronald C. and Dennis J. Bunce. Betty moved to Petoskey, Michigan in 1975 and married Donald Hyde who passed away in 1978. She married Harold Hayner in 1989. They spent their summers in Petoskey and winters in Port Charlotte, FL. They belonged to Petoskey Bay View Country Club and Kingsway Country Club in Florida.

Betty and Harold enjoyed traveling all over the world, golfing, boating, and enjoying the company of their many friends and family. Betty enjoyed reading, dancing and her weekly card club. She was a fantastic cook and the scent of frying bacon would fill the hallways at Independence Village where she lived most recently. Her family was often spoiled with homemade pies whenever they would visit. She volunteered her services to work with R.S.V.P. She volunteered for Red Cross, Friendship Center of Petoskey, McLaren Hospital, Bortz Care Facility, Manna and many more. Betty was also a member and volunteered her services to the United Methodist Church of Petoskey.

Betty is survived by her son, Dennis (Karen); daughter-in-law Kathy; four step-children, Terry (Jeannie) Hayner, Tim Hayner, Tom Hayner, and Tamara Hayner; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. Betty is also survived by many nieces and nephews in Salt Lake City, Beloit, Kalamazoo and Petoskey.

She is preceded in death by her husbands Donald Hyde and Harold Hayner; her son Ronald; and by her eleven brothers and sisters.

Visitation and funeral will take place at the United Methodist Church of Petoskey on Wednesday, November 18, 2020. Public visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a private family service conducted by Pastor James Mitchum at 11:00 a.m. Friends and extended family are invited to live stream the funeral service online.

While inside the church, we ask that everyone follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and please wear a face mask. 

Betty will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Petoskey next to her beloved husband, Harold.

In lieu of flowers, Betty requested donations to the Friendship Center of Petoskey, the United Methodist Church Building Fund and Manna Food Project.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Betty L. (Porter) Hayner, please visit our floral store.


November 18, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Petoskey United Methodist Church
1804 E. Mitchell St.
Petoskey, MI 49770

Video is available for this event


Friendship Centers of Emmet County
1322 Anderson Rd., Petoskey MI 49770
Tel: 1-231-347-3211
Web: http://emmetcoa.org/

Petoskey United Methodist Church
1804 Mitchell St., Petoskey MI 49770
Tel: 1-231-347-2733
Web: http://www.petoskeyumc.org

Manna Food Project
8791 McBride Park Court, Harbor Springs MI 49740
Tel: 1-231-347-8852
Web: http://www.mannafoodproject.org/

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