Betty Bemiller Williams

May 02, 1931 ‒ July 07, 2017

Toledo, Ohio
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio

Betty Bemiller Williams, age 86, of Toledo and formerly of Mansfield, passed away Thursday, July 6, 2017 following a very courageous journey.

She was born May 2, 1931 in Morrow County, the daughter of Floyd Charles and Dortha V. (Hindley) Bemiller and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1949.

On February 20, 1951 she married Vaughn Howard Williams Jr. and together they celebrated over 66 years of marriage.  Raising their four daughters occupied most of Betty’s time and energy; however, she also helped Vaughn in their family business as vice president and secretary of Vaughn Williams & Associates.

She was a former member of Lexington Church of Christ, and was  more recently a member of Hope Baptist Church in Toledo.

Betty and Vaughn moved their home to Toledo in 1967 and enjoyed being snowbirds wintering in Hollywood, Florida for many years. They also enjoyed traveling all over the world, especially their travels to Europe, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Hawaii and the Bahamas.

A loving and selfless wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend, Betty’s greatest accomplishment was her family. She was a caring person, always doing for others. She loved to host get togethers for family and friends.

Betty is predeceased by her parents; brothers-in-law, Robert Williams, Robert Jones, John Brandeburg, Arthur Kurz and son-in-law, Marvin Gottlieb, and great grandson Benjamin Boyd. She is survived by her husband, Vaughn; sisters, Gene Kurz and Carol Yarger (Norm); sisters-in-law, Judy Jones and Ruth Ann Brandeburg; daughters, Cynthia Borah (Steve), Jill Gottlieb, Susan Haring (Marc), and Julie Warner (Craig); grandchildren, Gretchen Borah, Nate Haring (Jorai), Michael Warner, Elizabeth Boyd (John), Ashley McKinney (Craig), Alexander Warner, Christopher Haring (Darbee), seven great-grandchildren, many nieces,  nephews and friends.

God saw you getting tired when a cure was not to be.

So he closed his arms around you

and whispered “Come to me”.

You didn’t deserve what you went through

And so he gave you…rest.

God’s garden must be beautiful,

He only takes the best.

And when I saw you sleeping

So peaceful…free from pain,

I could not wish you back,

To suffer that again.

It broke our hearts to lose you

But you didn’t go alone,

For part of us went with you

The day God called you home.

            A private service was held at the family’s request.  Thanks to all the caring hospice nurses, aides and volunteers that helped comfort our Mother.  A special thanks to Lisa, David, Leann, Christine, Katie and Merrisa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Betty may be made to ProMedica Ebeid Hospice.

The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Betty Bemiller Williams and messages of sympathy and support may be made to them by

  • We were so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. She was one special woman.
    We loved her very much. I know how much she touched our lives.
    Vaughn, you and your whole family are in our daily prayers. Love you

  • My second Mom who always welcomed me as part of the family . Many wonderful memories.

  • So sorry about Betty’s passing. She is at peace now and in God’s loving care. She gave Vaughn 66 wonderful years and I know he misses her dearly. My sympathys to him and their beautiful daughters, Cindy, Jill, Susan, and Julie.