Betty J. Hill

August 13, 1926 ‒ September 30, 2014

Pemberville, Ohio
Formerly of Galion, Ohio

Betty J. Hill, age 88, of Pemberville and formerly Galion died Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Community in Pemberville.

Born August 13, 1926 in Bucyrus, she was the daughter of Earl and Bertha (Klahn) Shifley. She married Edward L. Hill on November 12, 1949 and he preceded her on November 5, 1996.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1944. Betty retired with 25 years of service from the former Komatsu-Dresser in Galion where she worked in the accounting department and also owned and operated with her husband the former Hill’s Shoe Repair in Galion for 30 years. She was a member of the Golden Age Center in Galion and was honored as Crawford County’s Outstanding Volunteer at the 7th Annual Awards Ceremony of Ohio District 5. She crocheted many baby hats and lap blankets for local hospitals. She was also known at the Golden Age Club for her candy making. Betty and her husband enjoyed riding motorcycles. She moved to Pemberville in 2009 to be close to her daughter.

She is survived by daughter Patricia K. (Howard) Williams of Woodville: grandchildren Marcus Williams of Galion and Nathan (Crystal) Williams of Odem, Texas; great grandchildren Shawn, Daniel and Mackenzie Williams; sister Rosemary Smith of Stafford, VA and brothers Glen Shifley of Galion and Arvin Shifley of Mansfield.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by brothers Franklin, Marlo and Paul Shifley and sisters Alice Shifley, Lucille McCune, Frances Shifley and Helen Kinney.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 3, with Rev. Paul Walter officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gentiva Hospice or to Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Community in care of the funeral home.

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

  • I would like to express my sympathies to the family of Betty Hill. I worked with Betty many years at the Galion Iron Works, Komatsu-Dresser facility. She was very friendly to work with and we worked together for many years.

    • Thank you for the kind words. Mom spoke of you many times. I know she treasured the friendships she made while working there.