Elizabeth Kriegel

November 14, 1921 ‒ July 14, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Elizabeth Irene Kriegel passed away Friday, July 14, 2017 in Liberty Nursing Care Center in Mansfield. She was 95.

She was born September 14, 1921 to parents Alva & Rhoda (Dixon) Wharton in North Liberty. Elizabeth was graduated from Mansfield Senior High. On October 25, 1947 she married Paul L. Kriegel and they shared 45 wonderful years until he passed away in 1992. They are together again.

Elizabeth fostered over 130 children for Richland County Children Services during her life. She was known to many as “Mom Kriegel” and her loving heart changed the lives of everyone she cared for.

In younger years, she enjoyed skating at the Mansfield Coliseum. But above all, Elizabeth had a passion for loving children and serving her church.

A longtime member of Main Street United Methodist, Liz worked in the nursery and was a member of the Sunday School Class, Plus Ultra for over 60 years.

She is survived by her children: Pat (Randall) Young, Danny (Lana) Kriegel, and Lori Love all of Mansfield; granddaughters Shari Lewis of Savannah and Lisa (Rodney) Bennett of Mt. Vernon; step grandchildren Mike (Kristen) Mottayaw, Scott (Lisa) M ottayaw, and Lynn (Sam) Benavides all of Mansfield; 4 great grandchildren; 10 step great grandchildren; and 7 step great great grandchildren.

In addition to her loving husband, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers: Arthur, John Chester, and Kenneth.

Her family will receive friends Monday, July 17, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where a funeral service honoring Elizabeth’s life will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday and friends are invited to call the hour prior. The Rev. Dr. DeWayne Smith will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

For contributions in her memory, make checks payable to Main Street United Methodist Church and bring or send to the funeral home: P.O. Box 3085, Mansfield, Ohio 44904.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Elizabeth’s family and encourage you to share a memory or message and watch her tribute video at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

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  • I won’t be able to attend the service but will certainly be thinking of her & family! What a wonderful person she was!!

  • So many fond memories of Aunt Fifi, I always loved going over to her house all of the babies and sometimes she would let me eat the Gerber vanilla custard baby food. She has undoubtedly left a beautiful legacy behind. Fly high Angle

  • Lori, Pat, and Danny so sorry for your loss of your mom – she was our first and best sitter for Betsy and Bobby. When the kids had a dull day with mom always wanted to go to “Triegels”” as they called her! They loved her bowls of cereal, special drinks and if good for her “Smarties”. Take care. Sandy and Jim

  • Pat and family
    My thoughts are with you and your family at the passing of your Mother. She was a caring and lovely person. I will miss her Christmas cards and notes.

  • Pat and family please accept our condolences on Betty’s passing! What an amazing lady! Not only did see have all those foster children but she watched tons of other children! She helped us out countless times with our children now 40 & 49! Will see you tomorrow!

  • I remember both her and Mr. Kriegel raising Lori and Danny and many foster kids. She was a very special lady. My prayers are with her and family.

  • Oh my, we just found out-too late for the funeral but memories are in our hearts… always so full of energy and always so happy. Our deepest sympathy – Go join other loved ones we pray. 🙏🏼