Friday, November 8th, 2013
Betty Lengerich, 80, St. Marys, died unexpectedly at 5:45 a.m. Nov. 7, 2013, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born March 31, 1933, in St. Marys, to Arthur and Viola Osterfeld Klosterman. On May 17, 1958, in San Bernardino, Calif., she married Bernard "Edward" Lengerich, who died Jan. 1, 2008.
Surviving are her children, John (Rebecca) Petkus, Bushnell, Fla, James (Roxann) Lengerich, St. Marys, David (Carol) Lengerich, St. Marys, Joan (Gary) Smyth, Plainfield, Ill., Margaret "Peg" Lengerich, Phoenix, Ariz., and Carol (Chad) Fenske, Phoenix; seven grandchildren, Kayla, Brooke, Stewart and Mitchell Lengerich, and Kira, Elizabeth and Kaitlyn Fenske; two great-grandchildren; siblings, Jean (Don) Boes, Gahanna, Don Klosterman, Lima, Marie Humphries, St. Marys, Tom (Barb) Klosterman, Celina, Bernard (Carol) Klosterman, St. Marys, Dale (Marcia) Klosterman, Van Wert, Kay (John) Seibert, Coldwater, Bob (Ronda) Klosterman, St. Marys; John (Cindy) Klosterman, Wapakoneta; Jerry (Delilah) Klosterman, St. Marys, Dick Klosterman, St. Marys, Dave Klosterman, St. Marys, Becky (Denny) Link, Bethel, Chrissie (Howie) Chunnic, St. Marys, and Judy (David) Fuller, St. Marys.
Deceased are her parents, husband, two sisters, Carolyn Klosterman Hawkins and Shirley "Shirt" Byerley; and two grandsons, Cole and Will Smyth.
She was a 1951 graduate of St. Marys Memorial High School. She was a homemaker and had worked at Snack Time Restaurant and Famous Recipe Restaurant, both in St. Marys. She enjoyed traveling, spending time with her family, playing cards and going to bingo. She was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys.
Funeral Mass is 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, St. Marys, the Rev. Barry Stechschulte officiating. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery.
Calling is 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, where memorial gifts may be given to either the United Leukodystrophy Foundation in Sycamore, Ill. or to the Friends of Holy Rosary School.
Condolences may be sent to Betty's family via Millerfuneralhomes.net.