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Betty B. Johnson


Betty B. Johnson, 98, of Bellefontaine, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at Green Hills Retirement Community, West Liberty.

She was born in Logan County on Feb. 21, 1914, to the late Arthur L. and Tess Short Willits.

On Aug. 5, 1933, she married Samuel “Sewell” Johnson and he preceded her in death Dec. 2, 2003. She also was preceded in death by an infant son, Stephen Arthur Johnson; two brothers; and three sisters.

Surviving are her children, Seth (Joanna) Johnson of Port Hueneme, Calif., Sabra A. Hodnett of Orlando, Fla., Betsy E. Smith and Rebecca R. (Bill) Gibson, both of Bellefontaine; her grandchildren, Cathy Jo, Debby, Michael, Tammy, Donald, Heidi, Hope, Cynthia, James, Priscilla Betty Ruth and Seth; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

A 1932 graduate of Monroe High School, she was a member of the First Christian Church, Bellefontaine, where she taught Sunday School to the young children.

She was a homemaker and a devoted wife and mother. She took care of children and loved her grandchildren and spending time with her family. She enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Gene Marine officiates a funeral at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kauffman-Eichholtz Funeral Home, West Liberty, where visitation is two hours prior. Burial is in the Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, 215 E. Sandusky Ave., Bellefontaine 43311; or charities of the donors’ choices.

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