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Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
Betty Straw
Betty June Straw, 83, 14629 Schumm Road, Ohio City, died at 4:15 a.m. Sept. 7, 2008, at her home.
She was born June 1, 1925, in Mendon, to Oral Eugene and Goldie Marie Grimm Rickard. On July 3, 1948, she married Jason D. Straw, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Anthony D. (Barb), Aliso Viejo, Calif.; Dennis W. (Terri), Ohio City; and Jay D. (Jennifer), Grand Rapids, Mich.; five daughters, Linda D. (Terry) Stuckey and Kathie D., all of Ohio City; Deb. K., Wren; Susan D. Tinnel and Karen D. (Doug) Droll, all of Van Wert; a brother, Oral "Gene" Rickard, Young, Ariz.; two sisters, Donna L., Winter Park, Fla., and Jo Ann Clark, Virginia Beach, Va.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Douglas Lloyd; and a grandson.
She was a homemaker, a member of St. Paul's Church, Harrison Township, and had served on the county board of elections.
Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at the church, the Rev. Jerry Flueckiger officiating. Burial will follow at Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Harrison Township.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Cowan & Son Funeral Home, Van Wert, and after 1 p.m. Thursday at the church.
Contributions can be made to Camp Watcha-Wanna-Do or Mad Anthonys Children's Hope House, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Condolences can be sent to cowanfh@yahoo.com.
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