Betty L. Lehman, age 90 of Cridersville, died at 3:50 a.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2012 in St. Rita’s Medical Center. She was born February 4, 1922 in Lima, Ohio to the late Arthur and Willhelmenia Seith Roth. On August 16, 1946 she married Donald F. Lehman who died January 14, 1994.
Mrs. Lehman was a retired registrar with Ohio University. She was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and a former member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Ada and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Athens, Ohio. Formerly she had been a bookkeeper and payroll clerk in her husband’s groceries in Ada, Ohio; Tiffin, Ohio; and Athens, Ohio; and also the Cosmopolitan Club in Ada, Ohio. She was a loving, generous, caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Having her family around was one of her greatest treasurers.
She is survived by a son – Thomas F. (Connie) Lehman of Ada; two daughters – Christine Ruda of Miami, FL; Susan (Daniel) Kaufman of Ft. Wayne, Indiana; 9 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; 1 brother – Leonard ‘Bud’ (Sylvia) Roth of Lima; 1 sister – Louise Parlette of Sarasota, FL; and 2 sister-in-laws – Maxine (Len) Barhorst of Sidney and Marjorie Roth of Ocala, Florida.
She was preceded in death by 2 brothers- Richard Roth and Robert Roth.
Funeral services will begin 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2012 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Pastor Jacob Lehman will officiate. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.
The family will receive friends from noon until time of services at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Otterbein-Cridersville or St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Cridersville.
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm