Betty Roberta (Cochran) Berridge

January 06, 1931 ‒ December 10, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Betty Roberta (Cochran) Berridge, age 88 of Marion, passed away Tuesday December 10th, 2019. Betty was born January 6th, 1931 in Richwood, Ohio as the daughter of the late George W. & Mary (Wolfe) Cochran. On October 28th, 1949 she married John Arthur Berridge.

Betty was raised on a farm in Caledonia, Ohio where she was one of seventeen children. At an early age, with the guidance of her Mother and sisters, she was cooking and baking for the entire family. Her love of music began early in her teenage years singing with her sister Eleanor. Betty was a high school Librarian at Marion Catholic. Her craft of sewing, learned from her mother, led her to not only make clothes for her children but also become a seamstress at Jim Dugan’s and the Toggery in Marion. A woman of deep faith, Betty was a member of the Saint Mary Church in Marion where she and her husband, John, of 64 years were laity members that distributed holy communion to the hospitals and nursing homes. Betty enjoyed cooking for her family especially her homemade apple sauce, jellies, jams & Brown Betty cookies. She relished the time spent with her family. Betty and John shared the love of playing golf together and worked side by side at Green Acres Golf Course where she and John both recorded hole in ones.

She will be dearly missed by her three sons: John R. Berridge of Galion, Tim (Sheri) Berridge of Worthington and Andy (Christie) Berridge of Marion, and her three daughters: Nancy (Frank) Shamblin of Kenton, Chris (Jim) Grimes of Marion and Julia (Rickey) Slone of Vancleave, Mississippi; twelve grand-children  Angie (Chris) Atzbach, Toby (Kandi) Shamblin, Josh Berridge, Ashley Berridge, Seth (Julie) Grimes, Joe (Michelle) Grimes, Matt & Mark Slone, Hannah Berridge, Tim Berridge, Eric (Lauren) Krassow and Brad (Brianna) Berridge; six great-grandchildren Blythe, Elise, Marissa, Alex, Arkin and Elliot.

She will be fondly remembered by her three sisters; Mary June (Grover) Miller and Darlene (Don) Blashinsky of Arizona, and Linda Lou Shingler of South Carolina.

Including her parents, Betty was preceded in death by seven brothers: Blaine, Lee, Lloyd, Everett, Wes, Wayne & George William and her six sisters: Florence Richards, Mabel Claunch, Catherine Daines, Eleanor Rowlinson & Mildred Jaynes, Beulah Deeds of Texas.

Visitation will be held at Snyder Funeral Homes, Gunder/Hall Chapel (347 West Center St., Marion) on Thursday, December 12, 2019 from 4 until 7 pm.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary Church (251 N Main St, Marion) on Friday, December 13, 2019 at 10:30 am.  Father Kyle Tennant will preside and burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in Betty’s honor to St. Vincent de Paul, Marion or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Marion are honored to serve Betty’s family.  Online condolences and memories may be expressed by visiting

  • Betty is a joy and a beautiful soul who will be greatly missed!!! Loved bringing Jesus to her on Sundays with my wife Anastasia!!! No matter what her awareness on any Sunday, when receiving Jesus, she would always brighten up and say the prayers that accompany communion!!! We love her so and am so glad she can now be with John!!! Oh, and by the way, Jesus has a new best friend!!! Love you sweetie, see you soon!!! Pray for all of us!!!

  • My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. My condolences. Kevin L Cochran son of Everett and Edna Mae Cochran Plantersville Texas

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Betty’s family. Betty and I go way back, I sang with a group at the Church School. John played the guitar, sang with Betty and the rest of our group. My husband, Ron and I also played some golf with John and Betty at Green Acres. Those were good times. How wonderful to bring back those times. Betty was a special lady who loved the Lord. Rest in Peace.

  • My. Sincere condolence to the family. I met her this summer and she was a delight. I had been after J B to take me to meet her before she passed away. I’m so glad I did. May she rest in peace and may God bring love and comfort to the family. (((HUGS)))

  • My condolences to your family. I remember the fun times we all had as kids! Thank you Mr and Mrs . Berridge! My love and prayers to all.

  • Dear Tim, John and Andy:

    I was so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know that you will be in my thoughts and prayers and hope you know how much I care and miss you all.

    Much love and aloha,

    Rick and Hanae Mills

  • I have many fond memories of Aunt Betty when our families would get together on weekends. The parents would play cards making lots of noise laughing and arguing cards played. We kids would play chase games in the yards. A special treat would be when Uncle Johnny and Aunt Betty would play guitars and they would sing and toddle with Mom. Aunt Betty was a sweet and happy lady. She will be surely missed by those who loved her. Jenny, Eleanor’s daughter