Betty Irene (Tolle) Teets

May 05, 1932 ‒ June 09, 2021

Marion, Ohio

Betty Irene (Tolle) Teets, age 89, of Marion, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at her favorite place in the world, her home, surrounded by her loving family.

On May 5, 1932, Betty was born in Vanceburg, Kentucky, one of five children of the late Leslie E. and Viola (Yates) Tolle.  As a family, they moved to Marion, Ohio, when she was twelve years old.

Shortly after moving to Marion, Betty had a playful game of hide and seek with a neighbor from across the street, Leroy E. “Roy” Teets, and soon thereafter Roy told Betty he “would marry her someday.”  From there, the rest was history.  They were married after he served in the military on April 11, 1953.  Together they shared sixty six special years of marriage.  He preceded her in death on October 25, 2019.

Betty was a loving homemaker, taking great pride in caring for her husband, children and their home.  She also was one of the most festive people you could ever meet, always fully decorating her house from top to bottom for every holiday.  She even kept a Christmas tree up all year round, decorating it too for each holiday.  She also had worked at Sutton & Lightner, and enjoyed spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Always keeping busy, one of Betty’s favorite hobbies was sewing.  She loved making gifts and more holiday decorations for everyone.  During the pandemic, she even sewed several hundred facemasks to help try and keep everyone safe.  She also loved feeding all of the animals around her house, from the squirrels to birds.  She was a “doer,” always doing something for the ones she loved.

The matriarch of the family, Betty was “the glue” that held her entire family together.  Her door was always open, and she welcomed everyone with open arms.  She “was truly one of the sweetest people you could have ever met.” She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother anyone could have ever asked for.

Betty will be dearly missed by her four children: Roy “Gene” Teets, Kathy (Randy) Bush, Tammy (Mike Swan) Teets, all three of Marion, and Timmy (Theresa) Teets of Royce City, TX; four grandchildren: Christopher (Ashley) Teets, Jennifer (Rocky Maniaci) Teets, Amy (Ryan) Caldwell, and Kim (Brad) Dodd; 8 great-grandchildren: Kaylee and Emilee Teets, Prestyn Smith, Amiah Maniaci, Brianna (Jordan) Hale, Brittney (Cory) Rice, Jordan Bush, and Isabella Dodd; a brother, Don Tolle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Including her husband and parents, Betty was preceded in death by three siblings: Herb Tolle, Bertha Jones, and Dorothy Crabtree.

Services in Betty’s memory will be observed privately by her family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homeless to Home Animal Rescue and Cat Sanctuary, 1745 Marion-Waldo Rd, Marion, OH 43302, or the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of her beloved sister Bertha (

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Betty’s family and your condolences may be expressed to them by visiting

  • Your mom will always be remembered as a wonderful friend and neighbor. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you.

  • Betty was a very special friend. Always friendly. She loved her family. She Enjoyed all family events. She loved sewing. She made many purses for friends, during the pandemic she made hundreds of mask. Betty was a sweet lady and will Be truly missed by her family and friends. We are happy that she is now with her husband, who she missed.

  • Kim & family,
    So sorry for your loss – sounds like she lived a full life and was the anchor of your family – you will miss your sweet Grandma, but remember that you have a lifetime of memories with her. Thinking of all of you during this difficult transition time. <3

  • I’m so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Betty always was a joy to see. Her love showed through her smile and kind words. Betty will be missed.
    ((Hugs and Prayers))

  • So sorry for your loss. Betty was such a kind and loving person, always smiling. Love n prayers go out to all of you.

    Jan & Jerry Dunn

  • Dear Teets Family
    We were so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, Betty was a great gal.

    Beckie and Barry Gustin