Betty JoAnn Baughman

April 18, 1930 ‒ September 13, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio


Betty JoAnn Baughman, 88, of Mount Vernon, passed away on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at The Laurels of Mount Vernon, surrounded by family.

Betty was born April 18, 1930, in Rix Mills, the daughter of the late Herbert and Ida Brill. She was a graduate of Chandlersville High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin R. Baughman, in 2011. She was a 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Knox County Chapter. Betty and family have resided in Mt. Vernon for over 50 years and she retired from the US Postal Service in 1995. She and her family raised Suffolk sheep for many years, selling lambs to 4-H members.

Betty is survived by her children, Beth Ann (Charles) Johnson, Janice (Charles) Diebold, Jeff (Kim) Baughman, Sue (Jim) Koenig, and Jim (Laura) Baughman. Betty’s grandchildren and great grandchildren were the lights of her life. Her grandchildren are Carrie (Benjamin) Loop, Ericka (Eric) Jackson, Jennifer Johnson (fiancé, Ryan Pflug), Greg (Krystin) Diebold, Ashley Diebold, Chad Baughman, and Sarah Baughman. Her great-grandchildren are Caroline, Joe, and Jack Loop and Kaine and Merin Jackson.

In addition to her husband and parents, Betty is preceded in death by her two brothers, Herbert and Robert Brill and sister-in-law, Katherine Brill. She is survived by her sister-in-law Fannie Brill.

A private burial will take place at Salt Creek Cemetery in Rix Mills, Ohio. The family will celebrate the lives of Betty and Melvin Baughman later in the fall.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050

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  • I was blessed to have Miss Betty in my life and especially remember her sweet, sweet, demeanor – and of course her awesome homemade bread! I can still smell and taste in my memory as a young boy. I am sure Jim and I (and Jeff too 🙂 gave her some gray hairs but she loved us anyway. At least she had Beth and Janice as low maintenance. We love you all and are thinking of you! God Bless your great family.

  • Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. So glad for the great times and hearty laughs we shared with Betty.
    Holding those memories close.
    Ron and Jackie

  • I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Betty. I loved her so much & loved spending time with her when she came down to visit. She was such a sweet special lady. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

  • JR and family, Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I hope that fond memories will give you strength.

  • I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Betty. I never got up to see her at the assisted living facility., I will hold on to the memories of times together at Gma Ida’s . You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless each and everyone of you.

  • Sue and Family,
    Your mother was a great supporter of Rainbow Girls and a very good member off the Board. What wonderful memories we have of that time in our lives. I will never forget her. Love, Barb. Perkins

  • I am Maude (Tom) Wilson’s daughter Judy and we want to express our sympathy! Mom and Betty were cousins. Mom and I stopped in Mt. Vernon a few years ago and visited with them. It was such a nice visit! Mom was sad to hear about Betty! Mom is 89.
    Take care all of you!
    Judy West

  • I will miss Sweet Betty. She was so kind, understanding, generous & so loved her family. I’ll never forget the good times together when we were neighbors. God Bless all of the Baughman family.
    I Love You,
    Ann Ogle