Betty Jo Sawmiller (84) passed away on November 7, 2022 at Hospice of Central Ohio in Columbus after a short and courageous battle with cancer.
She was Born on October 20, 1938 to Francis and Mary Truesdale in Lima, Ohio and has one sister Jacqueline (Don) Lenhart who survives in St Mary’s.
Betty graduated from Buckland in 1956. She married William “Bill” G. Sawmiller on September 28,1956. He preceded her in death on October 22, 1992. They were lifelong residents of Buckland where they raised their 3 children.
Betty worked at JCPenney and then Haehn Optical in Wapakoneta until she retired. After retirement she enjoyed spending time in the kitchen, quilting and crocheting projects. She made 12 quilts that were provided to Allen County Veterans who are in Hospice. She virtually attended Spencerville United Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Brian Sawmiller and her beloved Yorkie dog AbbyJo.
Surviving are her 3 children: Keith (Peg) Sawmiller of Cridersville, Judy (Tim) Fisher of North Lewisburg and Rick (Vickie) Sawmiller of Wapakoneta. 6 grandchildren: Nicky (Brandon), Trudi, Kim, Alicia, David (Maddi) and Mark and 3 great-grandchildren: Garrett, Olivia and Tucker.
At her request there will be a private graveside burial at Buckland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Spencerville United Church of Christ.