Bette L. Magers

June 08, 1940 ‒ April 25, 2020

Howard, Ohio

Bette L. Magers, 79, of Howard passed away on Saturday evening, April 25, 2020 at Licking Memorial Hospital.  She was born on June 8, 1940 in Jersey City, NJ to the late John and Madeline (Nogar) Kymer.

Bette was a member of the Country Bible Fellowship in Howard.  She had worked for Kenyon College in food service, but her greatest passion was working on the family farm.  Bette enjoyed playing solitaire and making sure you were always fed.

Bette is survived by her children, Cindy (Robert) Smith of Howard, Laurie Magers of Mount Vernon and Timothy Magers of Gainesville, GA; 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; sisters, Karen (Wayne) Gallwitz of Mount Vernon and Phyllis Sipes of California; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Bette was preceded in death by her husband, Dean Magers in 2011; an infant daughter, Rebecca; and sisters, Barbara Kymer, Virginia Doup and Frances Wilcox.

The family will have a graveside service at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020 in Amity Cemetery with Pastor Randy Wert officiating.

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  • Please accept our deepest sympathy. Bette was a wonderful person and friend and we so loved being around her – especially at church. We will never forget her beautiful smile and laughter! One day we will join her in Heaven!

  • Cindy and family.. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet lady i always enjoyed seeing and talking to her. Pam cline

  • Rest in Peace Bette
    Cindy, Laurie and Tim (and families), I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. So many wonderful memories with your family. Hugs and prayers to you all. Love Val

  • Cindy, I’m so sorry for your loss, we just loved your mom so much such a sweet lady. Hugs and Prayers for all of you ❤️ love John and Tammy!

  • So sorry to lose Bette but she is at peace now and know we will see her again. You have our sympathy Your mom was the first to welcome us to the neighborhood when we moved in. She was a very special lady.