Betty Ileen Dill McCammon

December 01, 1921 ‒ May 24, 2014

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Betty McCammon was a woman of great influence. As matriarch to her family, her nurturing and supportive personality communicated love and gracious care. She dearly loved to bring her family together…even if she had to entice them with her “most excellent hamloaf and elderberry pie”.

She has left her family with a beautiful legacy of dignity and strength, as she passed away late Saturday evening in Mifflin Care Center. She was 92.

Born Betty Ileen Dill December 1, 1921 in Washington Township, Richland County to Ira W. and Winona F. (Schindler) Dill, Betty attended Lexington Schools all 12 years – with perfect attendance – and was graduated in 1939. (She will be honored posthumously at the Lexington Alumni Banquet June 13)

Betty was raised in the Lexington Church of Christ, and embraced music at an early age. As a church musician she accompanied worship in the Church of Christ (and played for countless weddings in Lexington), Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and Stone Lutheran Church.

Betty loved to be on the go: whether a simple car ride for a day trip to visit a relative or a bigger adventure, Betty was ready. Some of her favorite destinations included New Mexico, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Niagara Falls, the Canadians Rockies and any place that included some family!

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and Women’s Christian Connection, and never turned down an opportunity to play bridge.

The family she has greatly influenced, not just in word, but by example, include her sons David McCammon and Donn (Brenda) McCammon all of Lexington and Ted (Mary Clare) McCammon of Fairfield; ten grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; a daughter-in-law Cheryl McCammon of Albuquerque, NM; a sister Sue Pelasky of Lexington; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband George Lynn “Bud” McCammon on September 24, 1992. Also deceased are her sons Tom McCammon, Terry McCammon; daughter-in-law Edith McCammon; brother Trent (Evelyn) Dill; sister Bonnie Dill; and brother-in-law Edmond Pelasky.

The McCammon family will receive friends Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where a memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. The Revs. Richard Beal and Marilou Brook will officiate. Interment will be in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Contributions to the Terry McCammon Memorial Scholarship Fund at Lexington High School may be made at the funeral home.

Condolences to the McCammon family may be made online at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Don and family. I am so sorry to read about your mom. She was such a sweet lady. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are so sorry that we were unable to pay our respects in person, we seem to sharing a virus. Betty was always an amazing inspiration, so positive and genuine. She will be sorely missed.

    Our love and prayers,

    Alice and Ken Gelsanliter

  • I think we take note when our parents say good things about other people. My mother, Dorothea Gore, thought the world of Betty and I grew to know why. The wonderful smile and such a friendly and cheerful manor. I remember as a little boy sitting on the floor and watching the women play Bridge in our living room. You always knew where Betty was. She made the best of every moment and had so much fun along the way. I think a very good bridge play as well.

    With my prayers,

    George Gore, Lusby Md.

  • Your family has always been very special to us. We have many fond memories of Aunt Betty and Uncle Bud. Aunt Betty always had a warm and loving smile and I will miss her .

  • Dave, Don, & Ted; We surely share your loss & sadness at this time. Betty & Budd were as much of a fixture in Lexington during our growing-up days as were my parents Bob and Dorothy!! Betty was at mothers funeral service in Feb. and now here we are, today with my dad’s & Betty’s service on the same day!! Wonderful lives, well lived!! Such a tribute!!!!! Much Love!!!