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Betty Jean ‘Mudd’ Park


Betty Jean “Mudd” Park, 86, of West Liberty, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in her home surrounded by her family.

She was born on Oct. 31, 1926, a daughter of the late Theodore A. and Helen E. Patrick Royer. She also was preceded in death by her husband, George Park; son, Doug Smith; and brothers, Theodore Royer Jr. and John Lewis Royer.

She is survived by her daughter, Candy (Troy) Hanley; her grandsons, Braden Lance, Travis (Terri) Lance and Nathan (Sarah) Smith; great-grandchildren, Alexis Lance, Nickolas Lance, Mykenzie Lance and Cooper Smith; stepgrandchildren, Jennifer Hanley and Shawn Hanley; her brother, Dwight Russell Royer; sister, Wilma Elizabeth Royer Shick; as well as many nieces and nephews.

A 1944 graduate of Belle Center High School, Betty was a member of the South Union Mennonite Church, the American Legion Auxiliary 173 in Bellefontaine and the Order of the Eastern Star Bellefontaine Chapter 459.

Pastor Matthew Williams officiates a funeral at 10 a.m. Saturday at South Union Mennonite Church, where visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, followed by an OES service. Burial is at Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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