Betty Jane Ulmer

March 23, 1923 ‒ April 16, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Betty Jane Ulmer, 98, of Galion passed away, Friday, April 16, 2021 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.

She was born March 23, 1923 and was the daughter of Roy and Cleo (Sayles) Crawford.  She married Ellsworth Ulmer on May 28, 1944 in Fort Dix, NJ and he preceded her on November 16, 1972.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1941 and is a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Galion.  She worked at the former Northern Ohio Telephone Company where she was a telephone operator. Betty then worked at the former Galion Metallic Vault Company where she was a receptionist.

She is survived by her son-in-law David Spraw of Galion; granddaughter, Erin Spraw and special granddaughter, Heather Burns both of West Hartford, Conn.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Spraw.

As per Betty’s wishes a graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery, 1295 Fairview Road, Galion, Ohio 44833 at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2021 with Rev. Richard Genzman officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

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

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  • To the Ulmer, Spraw, and Burns Family,
    We were so sorry to read about Betty’s passing.
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • Betty finally received the desire of her heart, which was to be at home with Jesus and with her daughter, Janet, her husband, her parents and others who passed before her. Just last Sat. Betty told me on the phone that she had no desire to live to be 100 and that she was ready to go at any time that Jesus called her. She was a very special friend to me. We talked every Sat. on the phone and we understood each other. Dave, Betty greatly appreciated all that you did for her and she loved you very much. Erin, no one held the place in her heart that you did. And, she always looked forward to you and Heather coming home for a visit. I will truly miss Betty, but I am so happy for her. My husband and I are thinking about each of you and praying for you. May you feel God’s comfort in a very special way.

  • David and family you have my sympathy. I’m sorry for your loss. Kim Roberts Avita Hospice

  • Dave and Erin, Saddened to see this about Betty Jane’s passing. You have been faithful to her and I am sure she appreciates it. She is now with Jan and I am sure it was a great reunion. May the Angels welcome her into Paradise.