Betty J. Chandler

October 17, 1936 ‒ March 28, 2018

Katy, Texas
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Betty J. Chandler, 81, of Katy, Texas and former Galion resident passed away, Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at the Garden at Rose’s Retreat in Katy, Texas where she had been a resident for the past year.

She was born in Galion on October 17, 1936 and was the daughter of the late Charles Turner and Hattie Belle (Epley) Newland. Betty married Richard Edwin “Ed” Chandler on June 25, 1955 and they enjoyed 46 years of marriage until his passing on September 4, 2001.

She graduated from Shelby High School in 1954 and worked as a manager at the former Readmore Book Stores in Mansfield for over 20 years. Betty was formerly a member of First Lutheran Church in Galion and was currently a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in Katy, Texas. Known as “Gramma” by her grandchildren she cherished, Betty enjoyed reading, baking and was well-known for her homemade breads and coffee ring.

She is survived by son Richard (Isabel) Chandler of Richmond, Texas; daughter Valerie (Abe) Martinez of Katy, Texas; grandchildren Audrey (David) Persch of Houston, Texas, Erin (Jason) Linton of Sugar Land, Texas, Adam Chandler of Richmond, Texas and Natalie Chandler of The Woodlands, Texas; four great-grandchildren Lucas, Andrew and Madeleine Linton and Gillian Persch; sister Patricia (Roger) Sites of Shelby and brother Franklin (Charlotte) Newland of Indiana.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 6 with Deacon Greg Kirk officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Amazing Grace Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Betty Chandler, and condolences may be made to them at



  • Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard but always near…still loved…still missed…and very dear…

  • In a happier place…….rest in peace Betty Jean…..we will forever love you, your loving brother Frank and Char.❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Giving thanks for Betty and recalling her unique witness and dedication to the gospel.
    Thoughts and prayers for all her family and friends.

  • Aunt Betty my memories of time with you are forever a part of who I am. Enjoy your homecoming. We’ll be together again. 💖💕Love you, Robin

  • Betty was a Shelby High friend, full of fun ! I remember Betty and I going to the Ohio State Fair with my Ganges church youth group, and riding the ferris wheel. What a hoot! My sincere condolences to Richard and Valerie. Carolyn Briggs Scheufler

  • My sincere sympathy to Richard, Valerie, and their families. Betty and I were SHS classmates and I remember all the good times we shared in classes. God’s peace and blessings to all of you. Shirley (Ralston) Gerber

  • To Val, Rich, and all the Chandlers:

    I have known and loved Betty for decades as a wonderful family friend. Please know that the Palmers are thinking of you and sending you our warm thoughts and prayers. God bless.

    Thomas Palmer

  • In fondest memory of Betty Chandler, with our heartfelt blessings and condolences to Rich, Isabel, Val and all the family.

    With love and blessings from your cousins Gary, Mary Ann, and our families.