Betty Myers

April 17, 1926 ‒ April 26, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  Betty L. Myers passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Winchester Terrace in Mansfield surrounded by family. She was 90.

Born Betty Louise Altman April 17, 1926 in Mansfield to Charles and Hazel (Moses) Altman, Betty remained a lifelong Mansfield resident. She graduated from Mansfield Senior High in 1945 and could tell you anything about her class, as she chaired all of her class reunions for more than 70 years.

Early in her career, she worked as a secretary at the Mansfield Board of Education before taking a position as Medicare Claims Specialist at the Mansfield Clinic. She later worked in the office of Dr. Felipe Fernandez and as receptionist and collections officer for Dr. William Miefert.

Betty was a member of Ruth Chapter #17 Order of Eastern Star, Rehab Auxiliary, Mansfield Federation of Woman, and volunteered at the Mansfield MedCentral Gift Shop.

She regularly enjoyed bridge games with friends and especially loved fierce Euchre competitions with family. An avid golfer, on three occasions she hit a hole-in-one.

Betty was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Mansfield.

She is survived by her daughters Marcia Myers (Larry Williams) of Washington D.C., Anita (John) Hickinbotham of Mansfield and Laurie (Tom) Beech of Lexington; grandchildren Jacie (David) Edelstein, Tyler Hickinbotham, Kyle Hickinbotham, Alex  Hickinbotham (fiancée Alexandra Canfield), Jenna Hickinbotham, Lia Hickinbotham and Cade Hickinbotham; step granddaughters Sarah Williams and Christy Winslow; great grandchildren Adilynn, Zoey, Landon, and Jaxon Hickinbotham and Ada Edelstein; step great grandchild Kai Winslow; sister Jeannine Weber Cross of Mansfield; brother-in-law Harold (Margaret) Myers of Mansfield; several nieces and nephews; and special friend Dave Weaver.

Her husband Donald D. Myers preceded her in death. Also deceased are her sister and brother-in-law Leila and Robert Shrewsberry; brother-in-law Earl Cross; and niece Ellen Myers Smith.

The family would like to thank her wonderful friend and neighbor Marilyn Taylor along with her caregivers at Avita Health System in Galion, and Winchester Terrace and OhioHealth Hospital & Hospice in Mansfield.

The family will host a Celebration of Life reception featuring Betty’s famous coffee cake from 2-7 p.m. May 10 at the Kingwood Center Exhibit Hall. The Rev. Dr. Pentti Maki will officiate at a private interment earlier at Shauck Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Betty Myers Memorial Fund at Mechanics Bank (2 South Main Street Mansfield, OH 44902) for supporting small acts of kindness in Mansfield in her honor.

Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve Betty’s family. Send them a message of support online at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • Betty was a dear dear lady; full of life and happiness. She adored her family. She was always so kind and thoughtful. Betty loved the Lord and served him well. May God bless the family with peace in knowing she is in heaven with our heavenly father Jesus Christ.
    Sincerely, Becky Byrd at Crane Physical Therapy.

  • Betty was the best. Such love for family and friends. I have many fond memories of her and will miss her. Prayers to the family and take comfort in knowing we will all see her again someday. Jay and Connie Porter

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. Betty was a wonderful lady and I will always remember her sweet smile. Sending prayers to you and your family.

    Allison Baldinger

  • Betty was friend of mine for many years. I was so blessed to call her my friend. She was a blessing to all who knew her. If she was your friend, you had one of the best. Funny, smart, loving, and a woman of God. She talked so fondly and with so much love about her husband, Don, her daughter’s Marcia, Laurie, Anita, and all of her children and grandchildren. She always and a smile, and a beautiful twinkle in her eyes. Praying for her beautiful family.

    Camille Dillon

  • Betty was definitely “one of a kind”. A real gem that was so so fun to to be around. She had a sincere love of life and family and was younger than her years. She lived life to the fullest and will be sorely missed. So many fond memories of a wonderful lady.

  • sending our thoughts and deepest sympathies to you and all of your family.
    Linda and Terry

  • Dear Marcia,Anita, and Laurie and your families,
    Am so sad to learn of your mother’s death. I have so many fond memories of your parents and your family. Betty shared the famous coffee cake recipe and it is a favorite in my family as well.
    I am so sorry that I didn’t know she was ill and at Winchester or certainly would have sent a card to let her know I was thinking of her! She was such a sweetheart as you well know.
    Mike,Doug,Steve and Cathy send their prayers and sympathy as well.
    I will be in touch as soon as I return.

    My sympathy,prayers,and love to you all! God bless you.

    Pauline Staton

  • The older I get, the closer I feel to the amazing women of my childhood, like Aunt Betty. She was my mother’s friend – and too close to be Mrs. Myers when we were kids – so she was Aunt Betty, mother to my classmate Anita. We played in the house on Sunset Blvd., and she provided wise counsel to Mom when she needed it most. Although I haven’t lived in Mansfield for more than 30 years, I’ve loved seeing Aunt Betty in online pictures and images with her remarkable family – the daughters she adored, their husbands, children and now the great-grands. May your memories be a blessing to you as you say goodbye, Anita, Laurie, and Marcia.

  • Dear John and Anita,
    So sorry for your loss. May our Lord continue to comfort you and bless you in this difficult time. Our prayers are with you and your entire family. Peace.

    Kim and Leonard Quick

  • My heart is so sad, but thankful that I knew this wonderful lady. Betty & Don were part of my early childhood memories. Weekends at Lake Erie, endless games of Euchre & Bridge (for the adults), and the Myers family at our home ever Christmas Eve with Santa. What great fun we had! May the wonderful memories of Betty help fill the sadness of her loss. Thinking of you, Laurie, Anita, & Marcia.

  • So sorry for your loss Laurie….I know you were close with your mom and you will miss her dearly. Praying that the Lord will comfort you and your sisters with many treasured memories of your mom. Love, Esther

  • WE HAVE KNOWN BETTY SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. SHE WAS A GREAT GAL. SHE HANDLED OUT CLASS OF ’45 REUNION STUFF FOR YEARS. SHE DID HER USUAL THROUGH AND IMPECCABLE JOB! SHE WILL BE MISSED. OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE GIRLS. GWL/MAL

  • Our sympathy to family and friends. Betty was a lovely person and had a special life.