Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Former McCartyville and St. Patrick resident, Elizabeth J. "Betty" Berning, 76, died at 5:20 a.m. Jan. 31, 2009, at Fair Haven County Home, Sidney.
She was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Van Wert County, to Carl and Emma Musgrove Obringer. On Nov. 21, 1956, she married Fredrick "Fritz" Berning, who died Nov. 27, 2007.
Surviving are six children, Timothy (Shirley) and Steve (Alison), all of St. Patrick, Mark (Timri) and Douglas (Pam), all of Anna, David (Lori), Liberty Township, and Carol (Edward) Moorhead, Edgewood, Ky.; brothers and sisters, Edward Obringer, Piqua, Rose Ehret, Canton, Agnes (Paul) Weinand, College Park, Md., Patricia (Jim) McHale, Piqua, and Thomas (Jan) Obringer, Westerville; a brother in-law, Vernon Schwieterman, Lakeview; 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Carl Jr., two sisters, an infant Margaret, and Kathleen Schwieterman; a brother-in-law, Bernard Ehret; and a sister-in-law, Mary Obringer.
She was a retired cafeteria worker at Honda Engine Plant, Anna. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, McCartyville, the Ladies Sodality of the church, past president of Anna band parents and former member of the St. Patrick parish council.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church, the Rev. Patrick Welsh officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 3-8 p.m Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Fairhaven activity fund.