Frances Elizabeth “Betty” Beal

August 15, 1921 ‒ April 11, 2009

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Frances Elizabeth “Betty” Beal, 87, of County Road 50, Mansfield, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2009 in the Morrow County Extended Care Facility where she had been a patient since November of 2007.

She was born August 15, 1921 in Ohio County, West Virginia, the daughter of Samuel Martin Reed and Frances Odel Richman and graduated from Tridelphia High School in West Virginia and then moved to Ohio in 1942.

On March 6, 1947 she married Austin Theodore Beal with whom she celebrated 62 wonderful years. He survives in Mansfield.

Betty worked at North Electric in Galion and for Wonder Gardens for 18 years, retiring in 1986. Betty was always there to lend a helping hand to her husband and children as they kept the family farm.

Betty was a 4-H advisor to the Pressure City Maidens club for ten years, and was a member of the Jugs Corners Grange. She was also a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary in Ontario.

She very much loved putting out a garden every spring and canning the harvest of her crops in the fall. She also enjoyed camping, but none of these superceded time spent with her adoring family.

Betty is survived by her husband Austin Beal, four sons and daughters-in-law Samuel and Carolyn Beal of Mt. Gilead, Theodore and Barb Beal of Mansfield, Dave Beal of Mansfield, and John and Linda Beal of Mansfield; a daughter Beth Beal of Shauck; five grandchildren and their spouses Heidi and Jack Kegley, Dan and Nicole Beal, Derick and Felicia Beal, Margo Beal and Sadie Beal; three great grandchildren Kyle and Tyler Kegley, and Eva Beal.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister Jane Reed and a brother William Reed.

A Celebration Service honoring the life of Frances Elizabeth Beal will be held on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 4p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Her caring neighbor and family friend Pastor Millissa Hartson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Morrow County Extended Care or Hospice of Morrow County.