Esther Ruth Betz Vogel

September 17, 1929 ‒ January 23, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Esther Ruth Vogel passed into the Lord’s care Thursday morning January 23, 2020 from Winchester Terrace following a two-year illness. She was 90.

Born Esther Ruth Betz September 17, 1929 in Mansfield to Anton and Olga (Getz) Betz, she was a lifelong Mansfield resident, and though she worked with the Richland County Board of Education in the film department, she was most proud of raising her children and helping with her grandchildren.

She was a member of Apostolic Christian Church on Middle Bellville Road, where she taught Vacation Bible School for many years and accompanied the senior choir for over twenty years.

She is survived by her daughters Kathy Bikadi, and Lois Schoenman, and her son Tony (Katie) Vogel all of Mansfield; grandchildren Brad (Kristen) Bikadi, Kathleen Bikadi, Jaclyn (Larry) Dent, Sam (Katie) Vogel and Jillian (Matthew) Reedy; great grandchildren Sophia Bikadi, Robert Vogel, Elizabeth Vogel, and Joshua Vogel; siblings Joann (Edward) Boliantz, Viola (Mike) Bartolf, Linda (Peter) Webel, Roger (Geraldine) Betz; sisters-in-law Evelyn Betz, and Ella Spayde; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins

She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin J. Vogel on September 19, 2000. Also deceased are a sister Alice (John) Ebinger, and brothers Albert (Irene) (Margaret) Betz and Clifford Betz; and a sister-in-law Lydia Betz.

The Vogel family wishes to thank all the staff at Winchester Terrace for their wonderful loving care to Esther.

Her family will receive friends Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where her funeral service will be held Monday at 3 p.m. Visitation continues Monday 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dr. Walter G. Bodjanac will officiate the funeral. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory to Apostolic Christian Church Retirement Center may be made at the funeral home.

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  • Sorry for the loss of your Mother Tony. You and your family are in my prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time.

  • Esther was one of my favorites when I came to visit my dad at Winchester. She always had a Smile for me and would reach out and grab my hand when I stopped to talk to her. I miss her already, as well as her family that was always by her side. I am so sorry for the loss of this precious lady.
    Susie (Tinkey) Cole

  • Esther and Ed were our neighbors for so many years when we were raising young children and far beyond! Not having family in town they were always there to help us no matter what. They definitely both touched our hearts!
    Our deepest sympathy to Tony,Lois and Kathy.