Betty C. Curtner

October 23, 1917 ‒ March 14, 2010

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: In 1942 a self-motivated and strong willed Betty Curtner walked into an Army recruiting office ready to serve her country. During WWII Betty served in the European Theater in Algiers working in the central postal directory for the Mediterranean Command. While in Algiers, Betty was one of three women sworn into the Women’s Army Corps. by General Dwight D. Eisenhower.

On Sunday March 14, 2010, Betty C. Curtner, 92, of Lexington passed away in Mansfield MedCentral Hospital.

Born October 23, 1917 in St. Paris, Ohio Betty was the daughter of Howard and Bessie (Graves) Jenks.

Along with her husband, Lloyd “Doc” Curtner, Betty owned and operated Kell Hardware in Lexington.

Described as faithful and devoted Betty was a longstanding member of Lexington Grace Brethren Church where she led several bible studies. She was also a member of Lexington VFW.

Betty is survived by her son Rick Curtner of Lexington, nephew Jeff McRae of Knoxville, Tennessee, and a host of lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd “Doc” Curtner and sister Maurine DeBusk.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2010 from 2-4pm and 6-8pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where her funeral be held Thursday at 2pm. Military Honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail will follow.

Memorial contributions to Lexington Grace Brethren Church may be made at the funeral home.