Elizabeth L. “Betty” Haley

September 06, 1935 ‒ July 27, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Haley, age 85, of Mount Vernon passed away on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at St. Rita’s Hospital in Lima, Ohio.

She was born on September 6, 1935, in Wood County, Ohio to the late Paul and Evelyn (Shultz) Wentz.  Betty was an artist and studied at the Toledo Museum of Arts.  She was a freelance multi-media artist.  Betty was a former member of the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene and was a current member of The Shepherd’s House.  She enjoyed her art and had a passion for creating.  But most of all, Betty loved the time she spent with her family.

She is survived by her sons, Steve (Lisa) Haley, Aaron (Mindi) Haley; eight grandchildren, Jeremy (Jess) Haley, Diederich Haley, Joey Haley, Adam (Cassie) Haley, Josh Haley, Noah Haley, Amaris Haley, Caleb Haley; seven great grandchildren; her brothers Eric (Louann) Wentz, Craig Wentz; and her sisters Paula (Jerry) Leeson and Karen (Charles) Wilson.

In addition to her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her husband John Haley; and her son David Haley.

Friends may call on Wednesday, August 4, 2021, from 10-11AM at the Lakeholm Church of the Nazarene.  A memorial service will follow, beginning at 11AM, with Pastor Joe Noonen officiating.  Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County.

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  • Thank you for the opportunity to share a great life with a dear friend. Always a kind word with a twist of humor like none other. The Lord bless you in this time of sorrow. Joy came in open arms to receive Elizabeth home to Christ her Savior.

  • The only art teacher who taught me after sixth grade. Plaster sculpting in a converted barn studio of Mount Vernon Nazarene College. She spoke a lot of her ‘dear John’ who was part of the maintenance staff. The two designed and built a huge Plexiglass cross which hung in the school’s Multi-Purpose Building serving both the school for chapel services and Lakeholm Church before it built its present building. One of Mrs. Hale’y’s stained-glass works is above the main door of Campus Center. It was a class gift. Later, I was privileged to see the Haleys as fellow adults and learned their warmth and depth of spiritual life in Jesus Christ.

  • Elizabeth was my sweet friend. I spoke to her most recently as part of our Dare to Care calls. Even though she was attending Shepherd’s house I was always happy when her name showed up on my call list.

    My best memories of Elizabeth were when she praised Jesus. It was awesome. She had such a wonderful personal relationship and the tears would flow freely because she loved Him so. I admired that about her.

    She and John were happy members of our church and did much to create the aura of worship. i will never forget her.

  • When I think of Elizabeth I see her warm smile. I always saw her as a true servant of God and a servant to others in many ways. Such a sweet, nonjudgmental soul! Her love for the Lord and others was so evident to all.

  • Elizabeth was a warm friend and a cheerful booster in all the activities of MVNC and Lakeholm Church in the early days. Her works will live after her. Another wonderful servant of the Lord has made it home.

  • Remembering with fond memories your mother, We were in Christian womens club in Mt, Vernon, for at least ten years,
    Enjoyed her deep spiritual insights, her creative ideas. her wonderful sense of humor and she always had a smile and loving ways.
    My deep condolences to all the family.

    I know she is with our Lord and Savior and having a heavenly reunion!
    God’s peace, love and joy and sweet remembrances as you walk through this year!

    Nora Frazee

  • Thank*you dear Elizabeth for giving to the Lord. I am a life that has been changed. You sweet spirit, your tears of joy, your smile and hugs will not be forgotten. RIP dear one, we shall all be together in the Sweet by and by.

  • Elizabeth always had something to praise the Lord for and a hug and a smile . She and John were great mentor in my early days at Lakeholm, and they remained good friends, always welcoming me into the work/shop to see their/her latest beautiful creation done with passion, faith and a terrific eye for color. When we did catered meals we would laugh because her table decoration overwhelmed the space for the food. We learned to just push each other aside. She always did a lovely job and many lives were touched by her. She will have a fine time in Glory

  • To some young, lost, little college students new to mount vernon, Elizabeth was a comforting home. She had such a tangible love and grace about her. She gave freely, beautifully, and made each and every person feel comforted and loved. Thank you, Elizabeth, for a model of a life to lead.

  • Thank you Elizabeth for including me as one of your own. I will always remember the family outings, picking apples at the orchard, your apple crisp, and the naps between services on Sundays. Your family adopted me as one of their own, and have always been gracious to me. You all knew no strangers and your loving home was open to all. Congratulations on your reunion with John and David, and your eternal victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. You’re no longer in our presence, but you are in our future. To a life well lived. You will be missed, but never forgotten. With love, Keith

  • What a dear, sweet friend Elizabeth always was to my family; especially to my mom. They are together in their friendship once again – laughing and creating beauty. I think of Elizabeth every day as one of her most beautiful dowel glass pieces passes sunlight, color, and warmth through purple and gold flowers growing up a garden trellis in my window. I think of you all this day and offer whatever comfort I can in beautiful memories of Elizabeth. God bless you.

  • Just received the sad news of the passing of Betty. I attended church with her family as a young boy in Fostoria and was able to continue to connect with them while at Mount Vernon. She and her husband, John, were great friends with my parents and they were dearly loved by all who knew them.