Jo Ellen Gebben, age 68 of Spring Lake, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Mercy Hospital. She was born on January 21, 1953 in Grand Haven, MI to the late Robert and Henrietta (Wykstra) DeWitt. Jo Ellen married Michael Gebben on July 28, 1973 in Grand Haven.
Jo Ellen graduated from Grand Haven High School, Class of 1971, and went on to attend Davenport College, where she earned her Associate’s Degree in business. Jo Ellen managed Rich’s Auto Service for 21 years and also helped her family run their blueberry farm in Spring Lake. She loved horses and enjoyed reading, cooking, antiquing, and traveling with her husband. Jo Ellen especially enjoyed spending time with her family up north on Chief Lake in the summer months.
Jo Ellen is lovingly remembered and missed by her husband of 47 years, Michael Gebben of Kaleva, MI; her daughter, Michelle Gebben; her mother-in-law, Carlyne Gebben; and two nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Sally Swanson; and father-in-law, Marvin Gebben.
A Celebration of Life for Jo Ellen will be held this summer, at a date and time to later be announced.
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