Betty J. Ford (1925 — 2019)

Betty J. Ford, 94 years, of Bryan, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, at SKLD-Bryan Nursing Center, Bryan. Betty was born July 27, 1925, in Scipio Township, Indiana, the daughter of the late Ray and Clara (Boylan) Jude. Betty was a 1943 graduate of Harlan High School. She married Edgar Ford on Sept. 21, 1946, in Hicksville, Ohio, and he preceded her in death on March 1, 1997. Betty took pride in being a homemaker and taking care of her family. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting. She was a member of the Farmer United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

Surviving are her three children, Roger (Ruth) Ford of Bryan, Rex (Bonni) Ford of Farmer and Diane (Brent) Taylor of Archbold; five grandchildren, Brad (Lisa) Ford, Stacy (Robert) Lambert, Chris Smith, Jason (Shelly) Smith and Jennifer (Conor) Dixon; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edgar; two sisters, Mabel Ray and Wilma Snyder.

Private graveside services will be held in Farmer Cemetery with Ted Mathes officiating. Arrangements are by Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 206 N. Lynn St., Bryan.

The family asks those remembering Betty to make memorial contributions to Farmer United Methodist Church, 09926 Ohio 249, Farmer, OH 43520 or Community Health Professionals Hospice, 1215 S. Portland St., Bryan, OH 43506.

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