Bette Anne Toscano

September 01, 1942 ‒ January 29, 2013

Howard, Ohio

Bette Anne Toscano, age 70, of Howard, died Tuesday January 29, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

Bette was born September 1, 1942 in Dover, New Jersey to Robert and Bertha (Guillmette) Matthews. She was educated as a professional secretary and earned her degree as a paralegal at Indiana University.

Bette was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Hill Church in Mount Vernon.

Surviving are her husband Louis “Lou” Toscano whom she married January 19, 1963; sons Mark (Christine) Toscano of Columbus, Robert (Nicole) Toscano of Powell and Timothy (Cheryl) Toscano of Fort Meade, Maryland; grandchildren Gabrielle, Samantha, Jonathan, Alexandra, Nicholas, Isabella, Vincent, Joshua and Sophia; sisters Doris (Richard) Crater of Chatham, New Jersey and Nancy (Tom) O’Connell of Richfield, Conn.

Friends may call Thursday from 6pm to 8pm at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050, and Friday from 10am to 11am at the Seventh Day Adventist Hill Church

535 Wooster Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a service giving glory to God and celebrating the life of Bette A. Toscano will follow at 11am with Elder Raj Attikin and Elder Fred Shoemaker officiating. Burial will follow at Mound View Cemetery in Mount Vernon.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Bette A. Toscano.