Betty M. Steinmetz

August 03, 1944 ‒ January 20, 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Betty M. Steinmetz, age 73, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at her home. She was born on August 3, 1944 in Knox County, Ohio the daughter of Herman and Dorothy (Pargeon) Dickerson. Betty was a member of the Green Valley Southern Baptist Church.

Although she could be stubborn or head strong, Betty was a kind and loving soul that only wanted what was best for her friends and family. She enjoyed crafting and knitting and always loved to bake cookies for others. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend that will be missed by many.

She is survived by her children; Debbie (Ken Amburgey) Gantt of Centerville, Douglas Gantt of Mount Vernon, Troy (Diane) Steinmetz of Mount Vernon; step-children, Lou Anne (Donald) Dietrichson of Maryland and Pamela Moehnke of Texas; twelve grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; a brother, Leonard (Dottie) Dickerson of Gambier and a sister, Mary Ellen Frazee of Mount Vernon.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Larry R. Steinmetz; three brothers, Gary Lee Dickerson, Ralph Dickerson and Gilbert Dickerson; two sisters, Dorothy Auker and Glennora Beckley.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will begin at 7 p.m. Pastor Dan Taylor will be officiating. The family will observe a private burial in Union Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the Green Valley Southern Baptist Church.

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  • Rest In Peace Dear Friend — Please know that you will be missed by all of us who were fortunate enough to have you as a part of our lives. Our deepest sympathy and friendship is being sent to Betty’s entire family. So very sorry for your loss and ours. May it help to know that you have friends who care and we share in your grief. Betty and Larry were two very special people to a lot of us. Betty, please give Cookie an extra hug from us. We miss her. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • Mary Ellen, I was so sad to hear of Betty’s passing. I had so many good times with all of your family during our school years at Howard. My sympathy to you and the other members of Betty’s family.

    Love, Diana

  • Good morning Mr Sunshine, how are you today? Good morning Mr Sunshine, I’m glad you’re on your way! Thank you for waking me up and helping me start my day! Good morning Mr Sunshine I’m glad you’re on your way, I hope you’re here to stay!
    She used to sing this to me when I was little and I’ll never forget it. I love you so much Mamaw! The kids and I will miss you. Thank you for everything you’ve done for me. Be at peace now and give Papaw a big hug for me.

    • So sorry to hear about your Grandma Cayla, I know you are going to miss her. You are in our thoughts and prayers Delbert and Lois Eyster

  • I only had the pleasure of meeting with Betty a few times, however she was very sweet and kind to me….she prepared a lunch for Debbie myself and another friend…those are the things you remember of someone…Dear Betty,rest in peace and know you have given to me a wonderful girlfriend in your living daughter Debbie

  • I only had the pleasure of meeting with Betty a few times, however she was very sweet and kind to me….she prepared a lunch for Debbie myself and another friend…those are the things you remember of someone…Dear Betty,rest in peace and know you have given to me a wonderful girlfriend in your loving daughter Debbie

  • Deb, I am so very sorry of the unexpecting passing of your mother . Betty your momma was a wonderful lady remember her well a sweetheart and your dad was a wonderful man . Praying for strength and peace . Love to you and your family. Your friend Cynthia Harris

  • Troy ,Cayla and Family

    So sorry for your loss “Aunt Betty” was such a big part of my childhood and she took to Doug at Big Lots like he was one of her own. She did love to shop there! We will all miss her

  • So sorry for your loss. Betty was a wonderful volunteer at Interchurch for many years. It was my pleasure to work with her and get to know her. She loved her family and her God deeply. Even when she “retired” from her job at the thrift store, she would stop in to visit and say hello. I looked forward to those hugs – they were a bright spot in my day!

  • Troy & Diane,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s sudden passing. There is nothing in life that really prepares us to lose a loved one but our faith must sustain us. I remember Betty (and Larry) well from my years at Chattanooga Glass many many moons ago. They were both always very kind and friendly to me and I had tremendous respect for them both. I’m sure she’s smiling in Heaven upon being reunited with Larry. May she rest in peace. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts & prayers.
    Don & Barb Hamm

  • It seems like a lifetime of ministering to Betty and Larry and their family. Oh the wonderful memories. Betty was so loving and even had our own children call her “Grandma Betty” If there was any need in the church she was there. She taught little children, babysat endlessly in the nursery, cooked for families, and served on the Hostess Committee. She was a dear friend to Danny and I, and all of you, her family members have a special place in our hearts. Cayla, I still remember standing outside the door and hearing your first cry when you were born. Troy, I remember visiting in your home for the first time as teenager and I was your youth leader. Cherish your memories. She is with her man now, and most of all her Lord and Savior. Much love.

  • It is with sorrow that I learned of Betty’s passing.She was a close friend of my mother in law,Nancy Clifton.I met Betty thru mom and she became a dear friend of mine.I never saw her that I didn’t get a wonderful hug .She was truly a beautiful, caring friend, and I will miss her.

  • My first reaction to seeing Betty’s obituary in the paper was “oh, how sad…” And then I thought Wait, Betty is with Jesus Himself! In paradise! How can I be sad about that?! Troy and Cayla, we are sorry for the loss you will feel at her absense, but please be comforted by the knowledge that Betty is happier today than she has ever been:)
    What a kind, sweet, friendly Christian Betty was, and is. We are so honored and blessed to have known her, to have attended church with her, and to have enjoyed her smile.
    May the Lord bless you and your family.

  • Betty was a good friend. Betty and I always worked together in Bible school in the kitchen.
    I will miss her,but she is with Jesus now and I am happy for her.
    To you children and grandchildren always remember the good times and that she loved all of you very much.

  • My heart breaks. She was a blessing to all. I met her on our wedding day. I never felt more loved. Prayers for all those who were lucky to have met her. God bless the family. Prayers. Gerald and Lori Wicker

  • Troy & Family, we are so very sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    ❤️ The O’Daire Family

  • January 24 2018
    Troy and Family, Gene and I are so sorry to hear of your Mom,s passing.

    quite a shock for you all, but a wonderful way to go.
    Sincerely, Gene & Arlene Schnebly

  • So very sorry to hear of the passing of Betty. I volunteer at the Fred. Interchurch and I,m sure she came in there. And at one time she lived on Simons Ave. Such a lovely lady and kind. Many blessings and prayers.