Betty Gamble Meier

August 15, 1939 ‒ November 09, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

Betty Gamble Meier, age 76, of Fredericktown, went home to be with the Lord Monday morning, November 9, 2015 at Fox Run Manor in Findlay.

On August 15, 1939, Betty was born in Marion, OH, the daughter of the late Darrel Eugene and Mildred M. (Redd) Gamble.  She graduated from Marion Harding High School in the Class of 1957.

Betty had a career in finance as a Credit Union Manger in Columbus, where she retired.  She also served as Chester Township Clerk for many years and volunteered at the Morrow County Hospital as an Alpha TWIG.

Betty loved the outdoors and her grandchildren, and was always spending time with them at amusement parks, sporting events, fishing, and even hunting with her grandsons.

Genealogy was a main hobby in Betty’s life.  She was very active in the Morrow County Historical Society and the Ohio Genealogical Society.   She helped with the genealogy cabin at the Morrow County Fair and had even visited the National Archives in Salt Lake City.

A woman of faith, Betty attended Palmyra Church of Christ, even participating in a mission trip to Africa.

She will be remembered as a highly motivated, hard working woman who loved her family.

She will be dearly missed by her son, Jeffrey (Alicia) Meier of Watertown, NY; her daughter, Lisa (Steve) Haley of Forest, OH; eight grandchildren: Jeffrey Meier II, Steven Meier, Jeremy Haley, Diederich Haley, Adam Haley, Zachary Meier, Noah Haley, and Amaris Haley; and 9 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Darrel E. Gamble Jr.

Betty’s family will greet friends from 2 -3 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services celebrating her life will be held there at 3:00 p.m. with Minister Aaron Beacom officiating.  Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

Rather than flowers, her family asks memorial contributions in Betty’s honor be made to the American Cancer Society, 5555 Frantz Rd., Dublin, OH 43017.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Betty’s family, and special memories and condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • I’m so sorry for your loss, but happy Betty is made whole again. She was a wonderful Lady. I first came to know her while I worked in the office of Highland High School – she took me under her wing! Then later in my life our paths crossed again while she was working in a Trustee Position. We met again at Palmyra Church of Christ now 4 years ago. I was blessed to have known her and share a Christmas meal with her. May you find comfort and peace knowing there are a lot of people praying for you.

  • My condolensces to all of Betty’s family! She was a fixture in the Highland school district! She touched many lives!

  • I was shocked to come across this obituary. I had talked with Betty at Dollar General in Fredericktown a couple months or so ago. I’ve had her on my mind lately & had just sent her a note.

    You’re in my thoughts & prayers!!!
    Jan Mast

  • Jeff and Steve – So sorry for the loss of your grandmother and just 13 days after your Mom passed away. Please let me know what your addresses are and e-mail address too. Want to stay in touch with you.

    Aunt Deanna

  • To Betty’s family, it is with heartfelt sadness to learn of Bettys passing. My wife and I enjoyed getting the chance to meet and work with her at the Genealogy library. Betty I can say was a very good friend, and helped me immensely with all the genealogical questions I had. It was certainly a life enriching experience I will always treasure, right down to her kindness, caring and laughter. I’m tasked by Betty to carry on a few research projects and one for her family which I’ll gladly pursue. My wife and I will definitely miss Betty, and express all our condolences to her family.
    When time permits, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
    With Sympathy
    Aaron and Darcie Davis

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of Betty, she was a good friend, and a credit to our DAR chapter. Rest in peace my friend.

  • I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Betty Meier. She was a very giving and hard
    worker in our community. She spent three days at our house sorting through several
    books that we had donated to The Morrow County Genealogy Library. Betty will be
    missed by her many friends.
    Richard C. Sears, Jr. and Family

  • Myself and the staff and board of the Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging, Inc. are so sorry for your loss. Betty served on the Area Agency’s Board and was a dedicated and passionate individual who cared deeply for our mission. She was a mentor and a friend. She will never be forgotten.

  • I first met Betty in the first grade at the Forest Lawn Grade School in Marion. Of course we would see each other at church on Sunday where we began a friendship that would last a lifetime. The youth program at church on Sunday evenings was something I looked forward to because I knew Betty would be there and I have many memories of the fun times we had during that time of our lives. It was great to reconnect and once again work with a friend at the genealogy library She will be missed and I feel as if I have lost a member of my family.

    Duane Rasey

  • Betty meant a great deal to the Ohio Genealogical Society family. We always appreciated her visits over the years and the fun exchanging books for the library. Her friends and family have our deepest sympathies.

  • My sincerest sympathy to Jeff and Lisa and the rest of Betty’s family
    Our paths had crossed so many times over the years .
    We were both involved with our children in Highland activities
    Also we were both township clerks among many other things
    She was a true dynamo in whatever she undertook
    Our community is a lot poorer now with her passing

  • My sincerest sympathy to Betty’s family. She spoke proudly of you all–her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a dear friend, and I will greatly miss talking and emailing with her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • I wish to send my depest condolence to the family and I am sorry I was unable to attend.
    May God help you through your lose. Aunt Betty was really nice to me and I enjoyed visiting when we were kids. I love you all lots and hope you see you soon. God Bless

  • So sorry for your loss. Our love and prayers. Randy and Shelly Whited Kemmer
    Aaron and Nikki Kemmer and Lexi and Amelia
    Chris and Amber Kemmer and Alissa, Skylar And David

  • I will truly miss seeing Betty on my Mt. Gilead, Ohio visits, which always include a stop at the Genealogy Library. Her smile could brighten even a cloudy day. I am grateful for her leadership in the Morrow County Genealogical Society which made research so much easier for folks like me searching out our ancestral roots.

  • We were so shocked to see Betty’s obituary. She was a good friend to our Grandparents, Howard and Cleo Snow, and once we moved to Mt. Gilead,we would see her at the library or the hospital or Kroger and chat awhile. She was vibrant and active and it sure was a shame to learn this news. God bless and comfort the whole family. Brad and Dina Snow