Betty K. Barringer

December 04, 1925 ‒ February 13, 2013

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Betty K. Barringer of Mansfield died Wednesday morning February 13, 2013 in Kobacker House. She was 87.

She was born December 4, 1925 in Hepzibah, WV to James M. and Mayme (Davis) Ewing and was graduated from East High School in Akron. Betty earned her bachelor’s degree from the Akron Art Institute as a member of their first graduating class and paved the way for today’s graphic designers. After college, she worked for the government in various positions in cities all across the US, most notably as an artist and graphic designer for the Department of Defense. She later worked for the WAKR television station in Akron and the art department at Dennison University. On May 29, 1958 she married H. David Barringer.

Betty moved to Mansfield in 1961 when her husband took a position with the Social Security Administration. She worked as a learning disabilities tutor for Mansfield City Schools for over 20 years.

In her spare time, Betty dedicated her time to others. She was a longtime volunteer for the Oak Hill Cottage and the Renaissance Theater where one could see her designs displayed in the lobby. Years ago she was an enthusiastic Sunday School teacher. Even after her retirement she volunteered for Mansfield City Schools, helping out any way she could. Betty always put her family first—she was a devoted and loving wife and mother.

She was a member of First Congregational Church.

She is survived by son John D. Barringer of Columbus; daughter and son-in-law Susan & Shawn Hyde of Grandview Heights; grandchildren Caitlin Hyde and Christopher Hyde; and six nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband David on April 2, 2008 and a sister Gene Westerman.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, February 19, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue where the funeral service will immediately follow at 11. The Rev. Bruce Haapalainen will officiate. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Nationwide Children’s Hospital or Kobacker House in Columbus may be made at the funeral home.