April 17, 1926 ‒ April 26, 2016
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