Betty Lou Hackworth

May 12, 1927 ‒ April 17, 2020

Marseilles, Ohio

Betty Lou Hackworth, age 92, of Marseilles, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at Wyandot County Skilled Nursing and Rehab.

Betty was born in Upper Sandusky, Ohio on May 12, 1927 to the late Marion J. Stansbery and Marie (Manhart) Sanford. She married William Beard in 1949 and they divorced in 1960.  She then married William M. Hackworth on July 1, 1989 and he died March 8, 1992.

Betty graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1944.  She was employed by U.S. Concrete in Upper for 15 years, Stephenson Industries of Bucyrus, Marion Milling in Marion, and retired after 25 years from Ohio Edison in Marion.

She is survived by brother, Harvey (Rita) Stansbery, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents and husband she was predeceased by a sister, Irene M. Swartz, brothers, Russell E. Stansbery and Robert R. Stansbery, nephew, Russell D. Stansbery, and step-father, Delbert H. Sanford.

Per her request, there will be no calling hours and private burial will be at a later date in Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s honor to Hospice of Wyandot County.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to serve Betty’s family.  Online condolences may be expressed by visiting

  • I am a distant cousin, Linda Stansbery Anschutz, living in Columbus. My father, David H. Stansbery, was an Upper Sandusky High School classmate of Betty’s. He immensely enjoyed and every year looked forward to the reunion of the calss of ’44. Betty was instrumental is setting up these reunions along with keeping in touch with classmates throughout the decades. This selfless act brought much joy to her many classmates. The last reunion I took Dad to was in 2016, the 73rd reunion. It was amazing to see all these 90 year olds having a good time reminscing old times. We joked that Betty was able to do this as she was the youngest in the class. Betty shared that her parents had started her in school a year earlier than was accumstomed.

    I will miss her, already do. I found out of her passing just now as I was calling her to wish her a happy birthday. So Happy Birthday Betty!

    Still not exactly sure how I am related to Betty, but with all the information in the obituary I am determined to find out. : D