Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Wheeler Boyd, age 97, of Conneaut, passed away peacefully at home, Friday, August 3, 2012.
She was born Jan. 29, 1915, the daughter of John B. and Charlotte (Ehrlich) Kettell. A Conneaut resident all her life,
Betty was an 87 year member of Conneaut First Congregational United Church of Christ, where she served on the council at large, and diaconate. She had been a Sunday school teacher, and faithfully attended adult Sunday school classes. She was also a member of Koinonia of Lake County, and Mystic Circle, and was on the board of her neighborhood association.
She enjoyed reading, word books, playing bridge and gin with her friends, and was a great scrabble player. She also enjoyed being with her friends on her front porch, and her lunch buddies, also known as the “Spring Chicks.” Betty mostly loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her family remembers her for her unconditional love, subtle but ever present wit and love of life.
Survivors include her daughter, Margaret “Peg” (Kenneth) Dezman of Chardon, Ohio; son, John (Margie) Wheeler of Hunting Valley, Ohio; grandchildren, Brian (Carolyn) Dezman, Theresa Dezman, Tracy (Kirk) Ritari, Elizabeth Wheeler, Kristyn Gorton (Paul Blackledge), Meggan Watterson, Andrew Watterson, Lynn Rebera, Buzzie (Amy) Taylor and Myles (Tina) Taylor; five great-grandchildren; nieces, Jeannie Peterson and Doris Deuber; nephew, Wayne Wheeler; and many more nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Frank Wheeler; second husband, Bernie Boyd; grandson, Kenneth Dezman Jr.; sister, Doris Vosburg; and her brother, Albert Kettell.
Memorial Service will be 12 p.m., Thursday, August 9th, at MARCY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION CENTER, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, with Pastor Joyce Shellhammer, of First Congregational United Church of Christ, officiating.
Friends may call at the Funeral Home on Thursday, from 11 a.m. until the time of the Service at Noon.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Congregational United Church of Christ. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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